COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – It’s election day in Ohio, and the voters will have their say on the candidates in what’s expected to be a good day for Republicans.
Gov. John Kasich appears headed to a lop-sided re-election, and Republicans are also favored in the other statewide races. Late polling indicated the closest is for treasurer, with incumbent Josh Mandel challenged by Cincinnati-area Democrat Connie Pillich.
There are no U.S. Senate races in Ohio, but the GOP’s bid to win a Senate majority is being closely watched by state political leaders.
House Speaker John Boehner is expressing confidence that his fellow Republicans will take control of the Senate and build on their House majority. He said Monday in Columbus that Democrats will get a “big wake-up call” from Tuesday’s results.
Polling hours in Ohio are from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Pennsylvania.
Identification is required in Ohio. A drivers license, government I.D., utility bill or pay stub with a current address or bank stub are acceptable. Without identification, voters will be required to give the last four digits of the social security number and will be given a provisional ballot, which will be counted once voter registration is verified.
Those who have previously voted in Pennsylvania will not have to show an I.D. First time voters must show a valid identification to receive a ballot. Identification in Pennsylvania includes a drivers license, military I.D., student I.D., employee I.D. or passport.
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