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CLEVELAND (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Ed FitzGerald was amongthe Ohioans casting ballots on the first day of early voting for the May 6primary.

Voting began Tuesday in the state. In-person voting hours are mostly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.weekdays in all 88 counties. Voters also get the Saturday before Election Dayto cast a ballot.

The state says county boards of elections have so far received nearly 24,000requests for absentee ballots.

Contests include races for congressional and state legislative seats. Ohiovoters also will decide whether to renew a public works program that fundsimprovements to infrastructure.

FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County executive, voted at countyelection headquarters Tuesday morning. He's running against Democrat Larry Ealyto face Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) this fall.

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