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Nearly 30,000 votes cast for Aug. 2 primary

Written on Jul 22, 2022

Provided by Hannah News Service

Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Wednesday that 72,970 absentee ballots have been requested by-mail or in-person for the state legislative and executive committee races on the Tuesday, Aug. 2 primary, and that 29,702 votes have been cast statewide in those same races. 

Data were collected by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office via an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. The information includes data reported by the county boards from the start of early voting on Monday, July 11 through the end of early voting hours on Friday, July 15. 

According to the secretary of state’s office, 45,777 Democratic ballots and 27,193 Republican ballots have been requested. Of the ballots cast early in person, 7,939 are Democratic and 6,339 are Republican. A total of 17,426 Democratic and 12,276 Republican ballots have been returned and submitted for counting, including mail-in ballots. 

"Voter participation in the August 2 primary is gaining in momentum, but we need to continue to encourage Ohioans to get to the polls, "said LaRose. "The votes Ohioans cast in this primary will shape the future of our state and our communities, and Aug. 2 is our opportunity to chart the future of our great state." 

Voting is already underway! If you cannot vote on Aug. 2, here are the options for early voting: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/early-voting/