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Here’s how to make sure you’re still on the voter rolls so you can vote in November


The November 6 general election will be here sooner than you think, and you may or may not still be a registered voter.

In Ohio, if you have not registered in the past two federal elections (over the course of four years), your name could have been placed in the yellow “confirmation” category.

And just by vothing in November, your voter status will be automatically re-activated.

But if it’s been longer than that–for example, five or six years since you’ve voted–you may no longer be registered.

At the Belmont County Election Board, you can stop in at the office in St. Clairsville’s Plaza West, or call them at (740) 526-0188, or log on to their website at

October 9 is the deadline for registering if you want to vote in the November election.

Early voting starts the following day, October 10.

Election Board Director Bill Shubat says there’s a healthy amount of interest being shown in this upcoming election.

Already 5,000 county residents have requested an absentee ballot application.

And if you want to register, be sure to bring a form of identification with you, such as your driver’s license or state ID card.

You can also register online.

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