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Democrats Requesting Majority Of Absentee Ballots In Ohio

Jo ingles
Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Democrats continue to outpace Republicans in absentee ballot applications. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler has the latest figures.

More than 442-thousand ballots requested by Democratic affiliated voters already – that's 185 percent more than the 238,500 ballots Democrats returned by mail in all of 2016. So far this year, Republican-affiliated voters have requested nearly 92 percent of the total Republicans returned in all of 2016.

But it’s also notable that so far, 62 percent of the partisan ballots returned have been from Democrats. That potentially gives Democrats the advantage going into November 3, as polls suggest around half of voters will wait to cast ballots at their polling places.

In 2016, 55 percent of all partisan ballots came from Republicans and 45 percent from Democrats, which gave Republicans an edge on election day.



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