Last minute Election Day voting tips, things to know

voting tips, things to know


WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – People who have voted before usually know what to expect if they vote on Election Day.

Voting early in the morning or after work — and long lines. But sometimes, in your rush, you forget something.

Local election boards are fully staffed and ready for everything Tuesday.

“It gets increasingly tense as it gets to election day” said Stephanie Penrose, director of the Trumbull County Board of Elections.

Polls will open Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Penrose said the most common issue people face is….

“They usually go to the wrong location.”

If you do go to the wrong place, poll workers can help you find your correct location.

Also, remember to bring your ID with you. If you don’t have one, Penrose said a utility bill or bank statement will also be accepted.

And If someone is harassed at the polls, report it to the volunteers working at the location.

“Most of the time, once you talk to them politely, they understand and they tone it down,” Penrose said. “But we have had to send the sheriff before.”

Under Ohio law, campaigners must be 100 feet from the entrance of a voting location.

And as for taking selfies with your ballot, Ohio has a longstanding law against voters letting their ballot be seen to let people know how they voted. But it remains unclear about the legality.

State elections chief Jon Husted has said local election boards should to talk to their attorneys about how exactly to apply the law.

WYTV will be bringing you the latest election coverage. Go to our special Elections’ section for the latest news, candidate profiles and voting results on Election Day.