Almost 1 Million Ballots Already Cast
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced that 1,667,883 Ohioans have requested a vote-by-mail ballot for the Ohio primary election and 975,158 voters have already cast their ballot. Data was collected by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office via a survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Data as of close of business on April 17, 2020 includes the following:
Ohio Ballot Board Virtual Meeting
As a result of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision in State ex rel. Ohioans for Secure & Fair Elections v. LaRose, the Ohio Ballot Board met this week and voted in favor of the “Secure and Fair Elections Amendment (Resubmission)” only one constitutional amendment.
Facebook Live Townhall
Secretary LaRose hosted a Facebook Live Townhall this week answering a wide variety of questions about Ohio's 2020 extended primary election. Click here to re-watch the townhall.
Strong Support In Ballot Return Push
Team LaRose and all 88 county boards of elections have been encouraging registered voters to return their vote-by-mail ballot. Check out some cool stories on how we have partnered to help registered voters cast their vote!
Over the past week, leaders from across the state have been stepping up to encourage their fellow Ohioans to vote-by-mail through their social media.
Chad in Wayne County used his drone to help vote-by-mail request forms to his neighbors who needed them.
Rev. Caviness provided vote-by-mail applications at his church’s drive-up communion.