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More Than 800,000 Absentee Ballots Have Been Requested

Secretary of State Jon Husted
Statehouse News Bureau
Secretary of State Jon Husted

Ohio voters have returned more than a quarter million absentee ballot application requests for this fall's election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says, as of this past Saturday, over 800,000 absentee ballot applications have been received by county boards of elections statewide.  Most of those ballots won’t be mailed out until October 12th, the day after voter registration closes. But more than 13,000 are on their way to military and overseas voters because their early vote period starts earlier under state law. Ohioans are being urged to check their voting status at myohiovote.com to make sure they are properly registered. And if they want an absentee ballot mailed to them, they can request that online at the same website at the same time.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.