Husted: Expect absentee voter applications next week

 COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today said voters should get absentee ballot applications within the next few days.

He said, “Voters who take advantage of this convenient option will be able to cast their ballot from the comfort of their own homes and help to reduce the chance for long lines at the polls on Election Day.”

Two mailings will go out, Husted said. The first, which will go to more than 6 million voters, goes in the mail tomorrow. The second will go out in early October and include those individuals who register to vote or update their voting information after Aug. 1.

Voters need only provide valid identification, date of birth and signature to complete the form, Husted said.

Voters who return an absentee ballot application will begin receiving their ballot once the early voting period begins on Oct. 7, the day after the close of registration, giving voters four weeks to complete and return their ballot, Husted said.

 

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