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Election Advisory From Secretary of State Husted

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Election Advisory From Secretary of State Husted
Nearly 223,000 Ohio voters have requested absentee ballots

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that with less than two weeks remaining before the November 3rd 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 October 17, 2015)

  • 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.
    • 34,169 – 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..

Absentee voting runs through Monday, November 2, 2015. 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 October 6, 2015.

Additional Information
Absentee Ballot County-by-County Breakdown
October 5th Election Advisory


For more information, please contact Joshua Eck at (614) 466-2729.

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