With 49 days until Election Day, Ohio has already received nearly 1.4 million absentee ballot applications

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With 49 days until Election Day, Ohio has already received nearly 1.4 million absentee ballot applications

Election Day is just 49 days away and many Ohioans are getting eager to vote.Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday that 1,398,347 absentee ballot applications have been received by county boards of elections statewide.Of the nearly 1.4 million absentee ballot applications, 15,806 of those were from military and overseas voters. Their absentee ballots will be mailed starting on Friday.Everyone else’s absentee ballots will be mailed on Oct. 6.Almost 400,000 absentee ballot requests in Ohio were submitted over the past week, according to LaRose.”At the same time during the 2016 election, 524,631 absentee ballots had been requested,” LaRose wrote in a release.”Ohioans continue to show incredible confidence in our absentee voting system, and our county boards are well-equipped to handle the surge in requests,” said LaRose. “Whether voting early in-person, at your polling location on election day, or from the comfort of your own home, Ohioans will have their voice heard this fall.”

Election Day is just 49 days away and many Ohioans are getting eager to vote.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday that 1,398,347 absentee ballot applications have been received by county boards of elections statewide.

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Of the nearly 1.4 million absentee ballot applications, 15,806 of those were from military and overseas voters. Their absentee ballots will be mailed starting on Friday.

Everyone else’s absentee ballots will be mailed on Oct. 6.

Almost 400,000 absentee ballot requests in Ohio were submitted over the past week, according to LaRose.

“At the same time during the 2016 election, 524,631 absentee ballots had been requested,” LaRose wrote in a release.

“Ohioans continue to show incredible confidence in our absentee voting system, and our county boards are well-equipped to handle the surge in requests,” said LaRose. “Whether voting early in-person, at your polling location on election day, or from the comfort of your own home, Ohioans will have their voice heard this fall.”