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Ohio Secretary of State’s Office reports early voting numbers

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday the early voting numbers in the state of Ohio.

>>Early voting hours expanded in Ohio week before General Election

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.

>>Election 2022

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.

>> How early voting numbers are comparing to Ohio’s 2018 election

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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