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With One Week Until Election Day, LaRose Announces Latest Early Voting Numbers

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s Presidential Primary Election is one week away. Today, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced that 336,531 absentee ballots have been requested by-mail or in-person and that 194,522 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 9, 2020 includes 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:

One week from election day four years ago, the previous administration announced:

  • 51,242 absentee ballots requested in-person
  • 277,378 absentee ballots requested by-mail
  • 328,620 absentee ballots requested
  • 51,242 votes cast in-person
  • 122,255 votes cast by-mail
  • 173,497 absentee ballots cast
  • 155,168 outstanding absentee ballots

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

Ballots Requested

  • Democratic: 149,296
  • Republican: 167,697
  • Green: 297
  • Non-partisan: 11,330

Ballots Cast In Person

  • Democratic: 22,979
  • Republican: 27,721
  • Green: 22
  • Non-partisan: 520

Ballots Cast By Mail

  • Democratic: 61,786
  • Republican: 56,737
  • Green: 123
  • Non-partisan: 3,564

Quick Facts:

  • There are currently7,776,063 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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