Meanwhile, a well-placed elections official in OH tells me that over the years Ohioans have gotten more comfortable with absentee voting and that's a good thing because "our down ballot candidates, judges, commissioners, tend to do much better on absentees than in person." Normally he said a judge's vote will go up 8-10% on absentee ballots over walk-ins.
53% of all ballots cast in Ohio during the 2012 election period were voted absentee or early in-person.
Ballots to overseas and military voters were mailed last Saturday; the election is underway!
posted on 09/29/2016 12:43:24 PM PDT
One more tidbit: of the ballots cast in Mahoning County (Youngstown is the county seat), during the 2012 primary election, 68% were cast by Democrats and 31% were cast by Republicans. In the 2016 primary, 52% were cast by Democrats, and 48% were cast by Republicans.
posted on 09/29/2016 12:48:31 PM PDT
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