Board of Elections makes decision on coroner race

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Board of Elections met Wednesday morning to talk about the county coroner race.

The incumbent coroner, Dr. Anant Bhati, died over the weekend from injuries sustained in a fall. He is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket for the March primary.

According to Ohio law, a deceased person's name cannot be on the ballot.

Democratic officials are scheduled to meet Thursday evening to name a replacement candidate. All of the absentee ballots that have yet to be mailed will have a sticker with that person's name over Dr. Bhati's.

Any absentee ballots that have already been submitted will not count towards the coroner's race.

During the March 6 primary, Democratic voters will be asked if they want to vote for coroner. If they want to, they will vote electronically, but if not, they will vote via paper ballot.

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