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      Early voting in Lucas County starts next Tuesday

      Early voting for the 2013 General Election in Lucas County starts on Tuesday, October 1. The early vote center is located at 1500 N. Superior Street. Hours on the first day of early voting will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thereafter early voting hours on Monday and Wednesday through Friday are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On each Tuesday after October 1st voting hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The early vote center will be closed on Monday, October 14 for holiday observance. Beginning on Tuesday, October 1st registered voters can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them or download an application from the Lucas County Board of Elections website.

      Mayoral candidate Michael Collins has purchased his first batch of television advertisements that will air this weekend. "I think it's extremely important that we get our message out so that the community knows where we stand," Mr. Collins.

      A spokesman for Mayor Mike Bell tells WNWO the Bell campaign has not set a date to begin airing their general election campaign ads.