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Secretary Husted Announces Early Voting Numbers for Eighth Congressional Special General Election

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For Immediate Release 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that the day before the Special General Election for the Eighth Congressional District, 4,206 voters have requested absentee ballots and 3,576 ballots have been cast.

June 7, 2016 Special Congressional General Election by the Numbers (as of Monday, June 6, 2016)

  • 4,206– Number of absentee ballot applications received as of Monday.
  • 3,576 – Number of absentee ballots cast.
  • 2,277– Absentee ballots cast in person.
  • 1,299 – Absentee ballots cast by mail.

The United States Constitution, as well as Section 3521.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, requires a special election be held to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Congress. The Governor of the state where the vacancy occurred is empowered to set the dates of the special primary and general elections. Secretary Husted, in his official capacity as the state’s chief elections officer, set the calendar and deadlines within those elections. The Southwest Ohio seat was vacated by United States House Speaker, Representative John Boehner (R–Ohio).

The winner of the Special General Election will serve the remainder of Speaker Boehner’s term which concludes at the end of 2016.

The Eighth Congressional district is composed of Butler, Clark, Darke, Mercer, Miami and Preble Counties. A congressional district map can be found here.

Voters who did not vote early will be able to do so tomorrow, June 7th, from 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. at their assigned polling place. Absentee ballots that have not yet been mailed may be hand-delivered to the voter's county board of elections by 7:30 P.M. tomorrow.

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The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their mailed absentee ballot.

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Additional Information
Absentee Ballot County-by-County Breakdown


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