BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Ohio has seen more than 2 million absentee ballot applications as the elections get closer and closer.
Those requests were received by county boards all across the state.
This is a significantly larger number than years past. For example, at this point in the year in 2016, Ohio received just over 950,000 absentee ballot requests.
For Belmont County it’s no different.
Director of the Belmont County Board of Elections, Kelly McCabe, said their county always shows large absentee numbers. This year is no different.
She said they counted more than 11,000 absentee applications and the number is rising.
Our county loves absentee voting. We usually have a large number, but in the last Presidential election [in 2016], at the end of absentee voting we had 14,357. So, we’re already approaching that and we haven’t started the early voting yet.Kelly McCabe, Director | Belmont County Board of Elections
Absentee ballots go out in the mail on October 6.
You must get your ballot application in as early as possible.