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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Nearly one million absentee ballots requested in 2014 General Election, of which nearly 815,000 have been cast.

Today is Election Day, polls open until 7:30 pm.

COLUMBUS – As we reach the halfway mark for voting on Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that in the 2014 General Election voters requested 998,201 absentee ballots. To date, 813,106 absentee ballots have been cast by mail and in person.

Based on an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, as of Monday, November 3, 2014:

  • 854,706 voters have requested absentee ballots to vote by mail.
    • Of those, 671,186 absentee ballots by mail have been cast.
  • 140,441 voters cast an absentee ballot in person.
    • 10,630 were cast on Saturday, November 1st.
    • 7,442 were cast on Sunday, November 2nd.
    • 11,135 were cast on Monday, November 3rd.
  • 3,054 military and overseas voters have requested ballots.
    • Of those, 1,479 military and overseas ballots have been cast.

Reminders for Voters
Polls open until 7:30 pm TONIGHT: Voters choosing to head to the polls today need to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting MyOhioVote.com.

Still time to drop off absentee ballots: Voters who requested and received an absentee ballot by mail must complete, sign and seal their voted ballots, and include proper identification. Voted ballots can be delivered in person to boards of elections through the close of the polls TODAY. They may not be returned at polling locations.

What’s on the ballot: In the 2014 General Election, Ohioans will vote for candidates for a number of statewide and local offices. A list of statewide candidates is available here. For a list of all other candidates running, contact the county boards of elections. Voters will also decide on 1,675 local issues, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments. A complete list of local issues is available online here.

Get your virtual voting sticker: Ohio voters are encouraged to link with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get elections information and updates throughout the year.  

Election Night Results
As a reminder, following the close of the polls at 7:30 pm tonight, unofficial election results will be available through the Secretary of State’s website at vote.ohio.gov. The races that results will be provided for include: Governor; Attorney General; Auditor of State; Secretary of State; Treasurer of State; U.S. House of Representatives; State Senate; State House of Representatives; Ohio Supreme Court; Court of Appeals; and State Board of Education.

Election night results will include: Vote totals for each candidate, except for write-ins; percentage of votes reported; and, precincts reporting by county. Precincts reporting by race will not be provided on election night. The first results reported on election night will be absentee results, which will be indicated by “0” precincts reporting.

Additional information on election night results is available in the attached email.

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For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

 

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