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Below is a list of important things you need to know before voting:

  • Polls are open in Ohio from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 8.
  • The state of Ohio is worth 18 electoral votes in the presidential race.
  • It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
  • California carries the most electoral votes with 55.
  • Multiple school levies are also on the ballot throughout Northeast Ohio, including Issue 108 — a tax levy renewal for Cleveland schools.
  • Voters statewide will also determine the outcome of the heated U.S. Senate race between Ted Strickland and Rob Portman.
  • More than 23 million Americans have already voted early. An estimated 30-40 percent of total ballots will have been from early voting.

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