Report: Nearly 223,000 Ohio voters have requested absentee ballots

Staff report

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that with less than two weeks remaining before the Nov. 3 General Election, nearly 223,000 voters have already requested an absentee ballot and more than 61,000 absentee ballots have been cast.

2015 General Election by the Numbers (As of Oct. 17)

* 222,958 – Number of absentee ballot applications received as of Friday.

* 61,217 – Number of absentee ballots cast.

* 27,048 – Absentee ballots cast in person.

* 34,944 – Absentee ballots cast by mail.

In total, 332,543 voters cast absentee ballots in 2013 and 680,656 did so in 2011. There were no statewide questions on the ballot in 2013.

In this election, Ohio voters will decide three statewide issues and more than 1,700 local issues. A complete list of local issues is available here and information on the state issues is available here.

Absentee voting runs through Nov. 2. Ohio voters have the option to vote from home by mail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have more than 200 hours to vote early in person over the course of the four week absentee voting period, which began on Oct. 6.

Staff report