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People Are Voting Early in Ohio Before COVID Gets Even Worse

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CLEVELAND, Ohio—As she hovered along the sidewalk a few hundred yards from the front door of Cuyahoga County Board of Elections this week, Sharletha Langford laughed a bit about the time she had invested to vote. She had put in about a half-hour so far, and it looked like it would take at least that long over again before she got to the ballot box.

Langford was opting for early voting mainly because she knew that her retail-store work and child care responsibilities would have been tough to balance on Tuesday. Standing in line on Thursday morning in downtown Cleveland seemed to be a good option, even as the city finds itself stuck in the throes of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

“I thought it would have been faster to do this way, but maybe it’s not,” she told The Daily Beast with a smile.

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