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Husted: Ohio will know winner on Tuesday

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Ohio's elections chief said he predicts the swing state will be able to announce a winner in the presidential race on election night.

Secretary of State Jon Husted said Thursday he believes there will be enough information to confidently state who won Ohio this upcoming Tuesday. He made the comments at a briefing for reporters about election procedures.

With 18 electoral votes, Ohio is at the center of both candidates' campaign strategies.  President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are both vying to win the state.

A certain number of ballots still won't get counted until 10 days after the election, as mandated by law.

Those include provisional ballots cast by voters without proper voter ID. Husted couldn't estimate how many that could be.