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Ohio Secretary of State reports 243,000 outstanding absentee ballots




Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R)

The Ohio Secretary of State is reporting 243,000 outstanding absentee ballots, reports WOSU’s Gabe Rosenberg.

With the two presidential candidates polling neck-and-neck in Ohio, it’s possible the unofficial count will remain within that margin and Ohio will not know which candidate won the state this evening.

Voters may still drop absentee ballots off at county boards of election drop boxes until 7:30 p.m. tonight when polls close.

Cars in line for drop boxes at 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to proceed to drop off ballots.

So a number of absentee ballots are still likely to be returned today and may impact the margin.

Ballots must be post-marked by Nov. 2 and are allowed to be received in the mail by boards of elections until Nov. 13.

This story was republished from the Ohio Capital Journal under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here.

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