Area election board taking coronavirus precautions

Warren County

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Warren County

The Warren County Board of Elections today announced precautions for voting in the March 17 primary in response to concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

"Due to the concern over the Novel Coronavirus and the upcoming Primary Election on March 17th, the Warren County Board of Elections is providing hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes for all their polling locations," according to a press release.

“They are instructing Precinct Election Officials to wipe down voting surfaces and the stylus used by voters to sign the E-Pollbook.”

The precautions were taken in cooperation with the Warren County Health District.

County officials “trust this will help voters and Election Officials feel more confident on Election Day,” according to the release.

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In addition, county election officials encouraged voters who felt ill to vote early “by requesting a ballot application to be mailed to you.”

For ballots or more information, call 513-695-1358 or visit www.warrencountyboe.us.

The board office, at 520 Justice Drive in Lebanon, is open for early voting with extended voting hours both in the evenings and on the weekend.


EARLY VOTING

Voters who want to get their ballots in before primary Election Day on March 17 can vote absentee by mail or in person at their county board of elections offices.

The deadline to request absentee mail ballots is three days before the election, or March 14. Absentee ballots must be signed. Absentee ballots that are mailed must be postmarked by the day before the election to be counted, or they can be returned in-person at the county board of elections before polls close at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (Do not take the ballot to a polling place.)

Early voting hours are the same in all counties:

‒ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays from Wednesday to March 6

‒ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7

‒ 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday, March 9, to Friday, March 13

‒ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14

‒ 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15

‒ 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 16

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