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LaRose Announces Latest Early Voting Numbers of the 2020 Primary

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s Presidential Primary Election is two weeks from today. Today, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced that 243,719 absentee ballots have been requested by-mail or in-person and that 84,149 votes have been cast statewide.

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Data was collected by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office via an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Data as of Monday, March 2 are the following:


In the 2020 presidential primary, voters across the state will have the opportunity to vote in a number of local races, as well as a total of 482 local issues and questions across 83 counties. For information on local races please contact your local county board of elections.

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2016 Results:

Two weeks from election day four years ago, the previous administration announced:

  • 23,632 absentee ballots requested in-person
  • 46,100 absentee ballots requested by-mail
  • 238,863 absentee ballots requested
  • 23,632 votes cast in-person
  • 46,100 votes cast by-mail
  • 69,732 absentee ballots cast
  • 169,131 outstanding absentee ballots

The same survey shows the following partisan breakdown of the ballots:

  • Ballots Requested
  • Democratic: 111,712
  • Republican: 118,542
  • Green: 229
  • Non-partisan: 8,380
  • Ballots Cast In Person
  • Democratic: 11,007
  • Republican: 12,302
  • Green: 9
  • Non-partisan: 314
  • Ballots Cast By Mail
  • Democratic: 24,086
  • Republican: 20,082
  • Green: 42
  • Non-partisan: 1,890

Quick Facts:

  • There are currently 7,775,943 registered Ohioans.
  • Click here to find the full early in-person voting schedule.
  • On March 17, 2020 polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Ohio is one of the top states for early voting opportunities, allowing for:
    • Vote by mail for any reason
    • Early in-person voting in every count
    • One of 20 states that allow Saturday voting
    • One of just five states that allow voting on a Sunday

A full county-by-county breakdown can be found by clicking here.


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