MARK:EARLY VOTING FOR THE 2019 GENERAL ELECTION IS NOW UNDERWAY .. AS ELECTION DAY IS EXACTLY FOUR WEEKS FROM TODAY. DOZENS OF ISSUES ARE ON THE BALLOT IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE MIAMI VALLEY.2 NEWS REPORTER ADAM RIFE EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ELECTION HERE ON YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HEADQUARTERS. ADAM:OFF-YEAR ELECTIONS TYPICALLY SEE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER TURNOUT THAN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEAR OR EVEN A MIDTERM.BUT ON NOVEMBER 5TH –VOTERS WILL CONTROL WHO REPRESENTS THEM AND HOW THEIR TAX DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT. JAN KELLY, DIRECTOR, MONTGOMERY CO BOARD OF ELECTIONS:”IF YOU WERE AFFECTED BY THE TORNADO, WE HAVE A TORNADO ICON ON OUR WEBSITE THAT TELLS YOU WHERE TO GO. THERE WERE JUST TWO LOCATIONS THAT HAVE CHANGED AS A RESULT OF THE MEMORIAL DAY TORNADOES.”BIG CHANGES IN STORE THIS YEAR AS EARLY VOTING IS NOW OPEN ACROSS THE STATE OF OHIO.364,592 REGISTERED VOTERS IN NEARLY EVERY COMMUNITY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL HAVE CHOICES TO MAKE ON ELECTION DAY.DAYTON VOTERS WILL CHOOSE 2 CITY COMMISSIONERS AND 3 MEMBERS FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. CENTERVILLE WILL ALSO ELECT MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND TROTWOOD WILL ELECT THEIR NEXT MAYOR.JAN KELLY, DIRECTOR, MONTGOMERY CO BOARD OF ELECTIONS:”I DON’T THINK THE TURNOUT WILL PROBABLY BE AS GREAT THIS YEAR AS IT WAS IN 2015, BUT WE’RE ALWAYS PREPARED FOR 100%.”MORE THAN 30 BALLOT ISSUES WILL BE DECIDED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY: IN WEST CARROLLTON A NEW MEASURE WOULD RAISE 44 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A NEW HIGH SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH, AND 2 BUILDINGS FOR YOUNGER GRADES.ENGLEWOOD WILL DECIDE ON A LEVY FOR FIRE AND EMS SERVICES, AND RIVERSIDE WILL AGAIN VOTE ON A LEVY TO IMPROVE STREETS, AND BRIDGES.THE BOARD WILL UPLOAD 2K FEWER DATA CARDS ON ELECTION NIGHT, SIGNIFICANTLY CUTTING DOWN ON THE TIME IT SHOULD TAKE TO PROCESS RESULTS. STEVE HARSMAN, DEPUTY DIR, MONTGOMERY CO BOARD OF ELECTIONS:”WE FULLY EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO RELEASE THE VOTING RESULTS IN A QUICKER MANNER BECAUSE OF THE STREAMLINED PROCEDURES THAT WE’RE CHANGING.” ADAM:EARLY VOTERS MUST GO TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AT THE COUNTY BUILDING ON THIRD STREET, NOT THEIR LOCAL POLLING LOCATION.THOSE HOURS ARE 8AM TO 5PM.IN THE NEWSROOM, AR, 2NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. MARK: 2 NEWS IS WORKING FOR