COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohioans can begin voting for candidates in the swing state's March 15 primary contests.
Wednesday marks the start of early voting in the state. Residents can vote by mail or in person before Election Day without giving any reason. Registered voters can cast their ballots early over the course of four weeks, including two Saturdays and a Sunday.
Ohio voters will have the chance to help decide races for their party's presidential nominee. The primary contests also include congressional contenders and a number of local candidates.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says voters in 82 of the state's 88 counties will help decide the outcome of 465 local issues.
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