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Election Day arrives with packed midterm ballot

| November 8, 2022

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Nov. 8, 2022) – Tuscarawas County voting officials expect a large turnout at the polls for the general election today.

Voters will be deciding on races for U.S. Senate, Congress, statewide offices, and two Tuscarawas County commissioner seats, along with various replacement and renewal tax levies.

Tuscarawas County Board of Elections Director Gail Garbrandt says participation was very steady during the monthlong early voting period, with about 10,000 ballots cast either in-person or absentee.

Garbrandt says they haven’t run into any big bumps and she’s hoping it stays that way today.

She says voters are reminded to bring identification such as a valid Ohio driver’s license, an Ohio ID card, a concealed carry permit, or even a copy of a major credit card or bank statement in their name from within the past year.

The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

She says some initial results from the absentee and early votes could be posted on the board of elections website by 8 p.m.

Tune in to WJER for election coverage with results and reactions this evening.

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