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Elections

Voters To Decide Primary Contests For Two Key Congressional Districts

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Dan Konik
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The outcome of this election will help decide who is on the ballot for the 11th and 15th Congressional districts in November.

Early voting has ended for special election primaries in Ohio's 11th and 15th Congressional districts. And now it's time for voters to go to the polls on this Election Day.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says low turnout is pretty common in August special elections like this one because many people are on vacation and not thinking about voting. And he says that’s the case so far.

“We are seeing low turnout and that’s why we are doing all we can to try to boost participation,” LaRose says.

Voters in the 11th Congressional district primary are determining candidates for the November election for the seat vacated by now Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge. Voters in the 15th Congressional district are deciding who'll vie for the seat vacated by new Ohio Chamber of Commerce President Steve Stivers.