Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter timelines were full of voting-related posts as registered voters across the county made their way to their polling places on Tuesday.
Ruth Leuthold, director of the Crawford County Board of Elections, predicted about 38 percent voter turnout for the entire county.
Many people opted to vote absentee to avoid going to the polls for Tuesday’s primary presidential election.
“There were 1,806 absentee ballots requested and we have received 1,702 of those back, which is pretty good,” Leuthold said.
Leuthold said that people requesting ballots through the mail had to do so by noon on Saturday and people voting on absentee ballots in person at the board’s office in Bucyrus had to do so by 2 p.m. Monday. Absentee ballots being mailed in must have been postmarked by Monday.
“Absentee ballots became available on Feb. 17 for this election,” Leuthold said.
The board will meet at 9 a.m. on March 30 to begin the calculations of provisional ballots and the final vote count.
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