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Early Voting Begins Next Week, City Leadership Posts Up For Grabs

Steve Brown
Columbus voters will decide candidates for city and school leadership posts in this year's primary.

Early voting begins next week for the May primary.Columbus voters will decide candidates for mayor, council and board of education.

Franklin County Board of elections spokesman Ben Piscatelli, says a four way race for mayor will drive turn-out on May 5th.

“The last time we had an election for mayor in Columbus, which will drive most of the interest for this election, there was an eleven percent turn-out, that was in May of 2011,” says Piscatelli.

This year, for the first time in 12 years there’s no incumbent in the mayoral race. Columbus voters will also have to make primary choices for City Council, and for Board of Education.

Absentee voting begins next week. Voters who want to cast absentee ballots in person will go to the Board of Elections offices near Morse and Karl roads.