Columbus, Ohio – With just a few weeks left before the May 3 Primary election, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has released the first round of early voting numbers.
Using an informal survey of all 88 county boards of elections in Ohio, the Ohio Secretary of State acquired the data.
According to a press statement from LaRose, 11,935 votes have been cast statewide, with 71,296 absentee ballots being sought.
“Reports from the first week of early voting show exactly what we expected – our bipartisan election officials were ready and the election is running smoothly,” LaRose stated in a press release.
According to LaRose, Ohio’s early voting period is 21 percent longer than the national average, with more than 200 hours of early voting available in the state.
Voters may get information about early voting days and hours on this website.
Among the races that will be on the primary ballot are the following: Governor, Attorney General, Auditor of State, Secretary of State, Treasurer of State, Ohio Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative to Congress, and additional judicial and municipal candidates.
Alternatively, voters may cast their ballots by mail; you can find out how to request an absentee ballot by visiting this page.