MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Board of Elections is making accommodations for some voters who are affected by recent university closings in Ohio.

Some students requested an absentee ballot and will be unable to retrieve their mailed ballot after universities and colleges made adjustments to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Board of Elections said those students can vote at the board’s office in Youngstown through Monday, March 16 or at their regular polling location on Primary Election Day.

That vote will be counted after the Board of Elections makes sure the absentee ballot wasn’t returned.

“You can show up between now and next Tuesday. We’re open until 7 o’clock every night. We’re open Saturday and Sunday. We’re open Monday, and of course, Tuesday on election day, those students can still come and vote a provisional ballot as a second chance if they don’t have access to the ballots we sent them,” says deputy director, Tom McCabe.

In-office early voting hours are as follows:

  • From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
  • From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
  • From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday

The Board of Elections office is located at 345 Oak Hill Avenue in Youngstown.