Clark, Champaign County voters have one more day to register to vote

People cast their votes at a Springfield election site in this 2016 file photo. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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People cast their votes at a Springfield election site in this 2016 file photo. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The ads are in full swing, campaigns are heating up and we are getting closer to the November election.

Ohio voters will choose a new governor, statewide leaders, members of Congress and the General Assembly as well as county offices. There is also a state issue on the ballot.

Voters in Clark and Champaign counties will also decide on key races and local issues Nov. 6. But to do so, residents must be registered to vote first.

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Tuesday is the last day for residents to register to vote in the November elections.

Clark County Board of Elections Director Jason Baker said those who aren’t registered have until Tuesday night to do so.

“People can go to our website to see if they are registered, and if they are registered at the correct address,” Baker said. “If they are not, they can fix it online at the secretary of state’s official website. The deadline is tomorrow at 9 p.m. Our office is open until 9 p.m. as well.”

Baker said there are about 90,000 registered voters in Clark County. No one has been purged from the voting rolls since 2015, Baker said.

Residents who are not registered can do so a number of ways: online, in person and by mail. Those who wish to register online can do so by visiting the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office and those who want to register in person can do so by obtaining a registration form at numerous locations including the county board of election offices, local BMVs, libraries and local high schools.

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Once the registration form is completed, the form can be personally delivered, to the county board of elections or the Secretary of State’s office.

Laura Bischoff of our Columbus bureau contributed to this report.

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