Early voting is underway for Ohio’s May 7 primary election.

Various issues in Summit County communities include school levies in Nordonia Hills (6.98 mills, additional), Tallmadge (7.4 mills, additional), Twinsburg (4.4 mills, renewal), and Green (5.21 mills, renewal). Springfield Township is seeking a 1.25 mill, 5-year additional levy for its police department, Mogadore Village is asking for an increase in its income tax from 2.25 to 2.5 percent and Lakemore Village is asking voters to allow it to aggregate natural gas service. The city of Hudson is asking voters to offer an advisory decision on its downtown redevelopment plans.  

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, of Hudson, who oversees elections in the state, cast his in-person absentee ballot Tuesday at the Summit County Board of Elections to kick off the 28 days of early voting.

Registered voters can cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through April 26.

Early voting hours will be expanded to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays from April 29 through May 3.

The Summit County Board of Elections, at 470 Grant St. in Akron, also will open the weekend preceding the primary, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 and 1 to 5 p.m. May 5.

Hours are shortened to 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6, the day before the election.