Aug 1, 2013

Can I vote in Tuesday's election?

What are all the issues people can vote on in the August election? Jim in Huron

The only issue on a ballot anywhere in Erie, Huron, Ottawa or Sandusky counties is for Perkins School — called Perkins Local School district on a ballot. Only eligible voters living within the Perkins Schools' territory can vote in Tuesday's election.

The district is proposing a 10-year, 6.73 mill emergency levy to taxpayers. If approved, the levy would generate $2.88 million per year to fund day-to-day operations, including employee salaries and benefits.

If approved, the levy will cost the owners of a $100,000 home an additional $206 per year. That same homeowner currently pays $998 a year.

Here's a timeline of important election dates to be aware about:

• Friday: The final day people can vote early in person at the Erie County Board of Elections office, located at 2900 Columbus Ave. The office is open today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Saturday: The final day elections officials can accept an absentee request mailed to them.

• Tuesday: The actual election date. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

People can vote early in-person at the Erie County Board of Elections, located at 2900 Columbus Ave. by the fairgrounds, up until Friday.

To vote, registered voters must bring a valid form of identification, which includes one of the following: current or valid Ohio driver's license;, military identification card, original or copy of current utility bill containing voter's name and present address, original or copy of current paycheck, original or copy of current government government check.

The Mailbag is a daily feature on Every weekday at noon, we will post one question-and-answer from a resident. To ask a question, send a letter to The Mailbag at 314 W. Market St., or e-mail Please include your first name and a location in the e-mail, e.g. “John from Decatur Street."