Ohio’s Presidential Primary Election is three weeks from Tuesday. Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Tuesday that 149,736 absentee ballots have been requested by-mail or in-person and that 18,189 votes have been cast statewide.

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Data was collected by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office via an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Data as of Monday, Feb. 24 are the following:



• 149,736 absentee ballots requested (133,989 by mail; 15,747 in person);

• 18,189 absentee ballots cast (15,747 in person, 2,142 by mail);

• 131,547 outstanding absentee ballots.

The ballots requested include:

• 88,448 Democratic;

• 56,694 Republican;

• 162 Libertarian; and

• 8,432 nonpartisan.

Of the ballots cast in person, so far there have been:

• 7,295 Democratic;

• 7,503 Republican;

• 19 Libertarian; and

• 930 nonpartisan.

Of the ballots cast in person, there have been:

• 1,446 Democratic;

• 915 Republican;

• 5 Libertarian; and

• 76 nonpartisan.

In Highland County, the breakdown includes:

• 190 absentee ballots requested;

• 72 absentee ballots cast;

• 118 absentee ballots outstanding;

• 71 Democratic ballots requested and 24 cast (all in person);

• 118 Republican ballots requested and 48 cast (all in person); and

• One questions and issues ballot requested (not cast).

In the 2020 presidential primary, voters across the state will have the opportunity to vote in a number of local races, as well as a total of 482 local issues and questions across 83 counties.