Polls close for Ohio’s primary election; results coming in

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A steady stream of people dropped off absentee ballots as voters trickled into local boards of election to cast ballots in person during today’s unprecedented primary election.

When Ohio lawmakers pushed back the primary election to today amid coronavirus concerns, the idea was that most voters would cast ballots by mail. Voting today was supposed to be restricted to people with disabilities and people without home addresses.

But a secretary of state’s directive later said people who requested absentee ballots but didn’t receive them by Election Day could vote by provisional ballot.

In Clark County there were few in-person voters and throughout the day only a few were seen dropping off ballots in a drop box.

ELECTION RESULTS: Updated here all night

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