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Ballots to be sent for military and overseas voters
Ballots go in the mail tomorrow
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Jo Ingles
Ballots to be sent tomorrow
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Military and overseas voters will be the first to get absentee ballots. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.
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State and federal law mandates county boards of election send absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters 45 days before the general election.  So that means local boards of elections will be sending out ballots tomorrow to those who’ve requested them.  While ballots can be requested electronically, the actual ballots must be signed and returned by mail.  Absentee ballots for all other voters will be sent out beginning October 2nd. It’s not too late for military and overseas voters to register to vote.  The deadline for all Ohioans to register to vote is October 9th.
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