CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio voters will decide Tuesday which presidential candidate will receive the state’s 18 electoral votes.
Polls were open until 7:30 p.m. Turnout was steady.
Many people lined up early to be the first to cast their ballots.
There were no reports of any issues at the polls in Northeast Ohio.
People were asked to wear masks at the polls, per the statewide mask mandate.
FOX 8’s Stacey Frey said the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections estimated 250,000 people would cast their vote in the county today. And as the polls closed at 7:30 p.m., about 242,000 had done so.
About 125,000 people had voted by noon.
At the start of the day, a record number of Ohioans have voted.
3.4 million people voted in-person early or absentee, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
In Ohio, ballots can’t be counted until the polls close, but election workers have already prepared them for processing, which allows people to get early results quicker.
In addition to voting for the Commander in Chief, voters in Ohio will decide which 16 people will represent them in the U.S. House.
Tim Ryan is running for re-election for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District.
He’s running against Christina Hagan.
All 435 U.S. House seats will be decided in Tuesday’s races.
In Cleveland, The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is hoping voters approve a tax levy renewal.
Issue 68 would cover $20 million in the district budget.
It also includes a $5 million increase from the previous levy.
CMSD says it would equal less than seven dollars a month in property taxes.
Statewide, voters will decide the future of two Ohio Supreme Court seats.