. Absentee ballot applications in all 37 Franklin County Kroger locations
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has announced that 1,000,579 absentee ballot applications have been received by county boards of elections statewide, doubling pace of ballot requests in 2016.
This includes 14,253 requests from military and overseas voters whose absentee ballots will be mailed beginning Friday, September 18th. All other ballots will be mailed beginning October 6th.
Ohio didn’t break the one million absentee ballot request thresholds until 28 days before election day in 2016. All data is current as of September 4th.
“While we’re making sure voters will be able to safely vote in-person, this incredible demand for absentee voting speaks to the confidence Ohioans have in the system,” said LaRose.
“It’s strong. It’s secure. And our county boards of elections are prepared.”
In July, Secretary LaRose sent 87% of Ohio’s $12.8 million CARES Act allocation directly to the county boards of elections to strengthen their election infrastructure, hire temporary personnel, and more.
Ohio registered 8,070,917 voters in 2018.
Meanwhile, Kroger is once again partnering with the Franklin County Board of Elections allowing absentee ballot applications to be placed at all 37 Franklin County Kroger locations.
Absentee ballot applications will be located at customer service desks. Along with absentee ballot requests voter registration forms will also be available.
The voter registration deadline to participate in the November 3, 2020 General Election is Monday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m.
Registered voters planning on voting by absentee mail-in ballot can track their ballot by signing up with Ballot Trax, this can be done by visiting http://franklincountyvotes.com.