BY ED GEBERT

Times Bulletin Editor

egebert@timesbulletin.com

VAN WERT - Early voting in the May 7 primary election is winding down as election day approaches. Van Wert County Board of Elections Director Linda Stutz announced on Monday that will continue through this week.
Voters may cast ballots early by stopping by the Board of Elections office at 120 E. Main St. between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. through Friday. Early voting will officially cease for this election at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

Much of Van Wert County do not have to worry about voting at all. Only voters in the City of Van Wert and the City of Delphos have candidates on the ballot, and those are only in the Republican primary. In Van Wert, there are races in the Third Ward, council-at-large, and council president races while in Delphos only a seat for Third Ward of city council is competitive.

Beyond the council positions, residents in the Van Wert City Schools district are asked to renew and make permanent the district's one-percent income tax, and residents served by the Delphos Public Library will be choosing whether or not to renew a 0.6 mill current expenses levy for five years. A bond issue for the Apollo Career Center Joint Vocational School District for voters in that area.

If early votes are not cast, voters may mark their ballots the old-fashioned way, at the polls on Tuesday, May 7.