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Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Regarding a directive issued today that will require all Ohio counties to have uniform days and hours for Ohioans to vote in person during the absentee voting period, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:

“All voters can and should be confident that the Presidential Election in Ohio will be uniform, accessible for all, fair and secure.
“Earlier this year, I announced that for the first time in Ohio history, all registered Ohio voters will be receiving applications to vote by mail. Prior to this year, only a few counties mailed applications. We are leveling the playing field and as a result, voters who take advantage of this method of voting will have more than 750 hours to cast their ballots, without ever leaving their homes.

“Today I am leveling the playing field on voting days and hours during the absentee voting period in each of the 88 counties – rural, urban and suburban. All Ohio voters will have the same amount of time -- 23 days or 230 hours -- to vote in person prior to Election Day. And let’s not forget that we still have Election Day, when polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“As Ohio’s chief elections officer, I have sought to create an environment where the election can be about candidates and their ideas, not the process for electing them. I will continue to do my part to ensure a smooth election in Ohio in which all voters can have confidence.”  

Directive regarding standard statewide early voting hours (PDF).


For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2239.


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