COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday the early voting numbers in the state of Ohio.
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Request for early in-person and absentee ballots are now over 1.2 million requests, a 2.6% increase over the same point in the 2018 gubernatorial election, an Ohio Secretary of State’s Office spokesperson said.
At least 265,000 Ohioans have now voted in-person and more than 978,000 have requested an absentee ballot by mail.
56.5% of Ohioans have already returned their ballot, an increase from 53.9% at the same in 2018, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.
In total, 817,644 Ohioans have already cast their ballot, that is up from 736,464 in 2018.
Voters who choose to vote by mail must have it postmarked by no later than Monday, November 7.
If a voter chose to return their absentee ballot in person, they must do so to their county board of elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
Ohio law does not allow absentee ballots to be returned to a polling location on Election Day.
The General Elections is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8th.
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For those wanting to vote, but dislike the long lines and crowds, officials recommend voting early.
A list of early polling places can be found on this website.
For more information about required forms of identification or mail-in voting, you can visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections Official Website.
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