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Secretary Husted Announces Over 449,000 Absentee Ballot Applications Received, More than 385,000 Cast

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced that an estimated 449,445 absentee ballots have been requested statewide for the November 7 General Election. This includes 1,129 requests from military and overseas voters whose absentee ballots started going out on Saturday, September 23. Ballots for all other voters started going out on October 11 and a total of 385,441 have been cast by mail and in-person, and 64,004 absentee ballots remain outstanding.

November 7 General Election By-the-Numbers
7,906,818 Ohioans are registered to vote.
449,445 voters have requested an absentee ballot (as of Monday, November 6).
• Of those, 385,441 have been cast.
133,635 voters have requested and cast an absentee ballot in person (as of Monday, November 6).
1,139 military & overseas voters have requested an absentee ballot (as of Monday, November 6).
• Of those, 415 have been cast.
• 64,004 absentee ballots remain outstanding.

Absentee ballots being returned by mail needed to be postmarked by yesterday, November 6. If a voter did not get their ballot postmarked and in the mail yesterday, they can still return it today by dropping it off at their county board of elections prior to the close of the polls at 7:30pm. Absentee ballots returned by mail that were postmarked by the deadline and arrive at the board of elections within 10 days after Election Day can be counted.

At this same point in time during absentee voting in 2015, nearly 484,000 absentee ballots had been requested with more than 383,000 ballots having been already cast. In that election voters decided three statewide issues, as well as a number of local issues and races.

For more information on the November 7 General Election, visit

Additional Information:
County-by-County Breakdown of Early Voting Numbers

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