- Total Ballots Cast During the Early Voting Period Outpace 2019 By Nearly 18%
Tuesday, November 2 is Election Day! 377,399 voters have cast their absentee ballot or voted early statewide, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Of those, 172,886 cast their ballot early in-person. This data includes all ballots received and processed through 2:00pm on Monday afternoon. Total absentee and early in-person ballots cast are 17.8% (57,100) more than at the same point in November 2019.
Any outstanding absentee ballots must be postmarked by, November 1st, or delivered to the voter’s respective county board of elections by 7:30pm on November 2nd.
All absentee ballots received by the county board of elections by the close of polls on November 2nd will be included in the unofficial vote totals released on election night.
Outstanding ballots that are postmarked by November 1st and received by the county board of elections within 10 days after the election will be included in the final official results that are released upon the conclusion of the official canvass. Every properly cast ballot will be counted.
Ohio voters enjoy more hours for early in-person voting than voters in 43 other states.
“We are one of 20 states that offers voting on Saturdays and one of just five states that allow for voting on a Sunday,” said Secretary Frank LaRose.
“Ohioans trust their elections because we make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
“There is no such thing as an ‘off-year’ election and voters have been proving that by coming out and making their voices heard in this important election over the past four weeks. Election Day is here and once again Ohio is ready.”