Voters camp out to cast their ballot

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio residents can now begin casting their ballots for the November election.

Tuesday marks the first of 35 election days in Ohio with the start of early voting. Several Hamilton County residents camped out overnight outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections so they could the first to cast their ballot.

"Well I decided to camp out just because I believe that voting is important," said Emanuel Livingston. "I believe that everybody has a right to vote and should vote."

Voters can either vote by mail or in person at their county elections board office in advance of Election Day, which is on Nov. 2. Voters can also contact county election officials to have ballots mailed to them.

"People have the opportunity to vote and they should exercise the right to vote weather its for governor or the U.S. senate or state senate, whatever office they choose to vote," said Sen. Eric Kearney, who camped out to promote early voting. "I think the important thing is that people know that they have the right to do it, for a number of years you could only vote on the first Tuesday in November, but now we have the opportunity to vote over a number of days."

Early voting began Tuesday at 8 a.m. and ends Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.

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