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Ohioans begin requesting, casting primary ballots

Written on Mar 8, 2024

By Hannah News Service  

A total of 234,647 absentee ballots have been requested by mail or in person through Monday, March 4, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. 

Ohioans have cast 131,613 primary election ballots through March 4, Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office said in an email. Of the 131,613 absentee ballots cast, 59,969 were cast by mail, while 71,644 were cast in person at county boards of elections. 

Early in-person voting began Wednesday, Feb. 21 and continues through Sunday, March 17. Election Day is Tuesday, March 19. The remaining schedule for early voting is as follows: 

- Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

- Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

- Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

- Sunday, March 17, 1-5 p.m. 

- Monday, March 18 – No early voting hours. 

- Tuesday, March 19 – Election Day polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Voters will need to have a government-issued photo identification when voting in person. Those IDs include an Ohio driver's license; a State of Ohio ID card; Interim ID form issued by the Ohio BMV; a U.S. passport; U.S. passport card; a U.S. military ID card; Ohio National Guard ID card; or a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card. All photo IDs must have an expiration date that has not passed. 

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