COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 116,272 absentee ballots were requested by-mail and in-person for the May 8 Primary Election by the close of business Friday. Thus far, 11,524 Ohio voters have cast their ballots.
Based on an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections, as of Friday, April 13, 2018:
At this same point during absentee voting in 2014, 109,415 absentee ballots had been requested and 31,709 ballots had already been cast.
The unofficial data collected through the informal board of elections survey also shows the number of absentee ballots requested and cast by ballot type.
During the 2018 Primary Election, voters will decide a statewide ballot issue, a number of state and local races, as well as a total of 477 local issues across 83 counties. You can view the list of candidates for statewide, congressional, state legislative, and court of appeals offices online at MyOhioVote.com. Information on local contests is available by contacting the county board of elections.
Ohio voters have multiple options available to them to cast a ballot over a four week period that began April 10. A registered voter can cast an absentee ballot by mail or early in person, which gives them 24 hours a day to vote from home or nearly 200 hours to vote in person that includes weeknight and weekend hours, respectively. There is also Election Day, during which voters have 13 hours to cast a ballot at their polling location. The voting schedule is accessible on the Secretary of State’s website.
The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available online.
To ensure voters in Ohio have a positive experience, Secretary Husted established the Voter Toolkit – an online, one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.
Absentee Ballot County-by-County Breakdown