Ohioans request more than 1.4 million absentee ballots

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state’s elections chief says Ohioans have requested more than 1.4 million absentee ballots so far, ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) says that’s fewer than the roughly 1.6 million ballots requested by this point in the 2012 election.

Early voting is underway in the perennial presidential battleground. Ohioans can vote absentee by mail or in person without having to give a reason.

Of the absentee ballots requested, Husted’s office says about 344,000 have been cast. That’s fewer than the more than 800,000 ballots cast by this point in 2012.

Voters can still request an absentee ballot by mail. Elections boards must receive such applications by noon on Nov. 5. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 7.

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