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Ohio has no write-in candidates stateside in the November election
The last day to file as a write-in was Monday
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Jo Ingles
 
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There won’t be any write in candidates on this fall’s statewide ballot. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the deadline for filing as has passed.
LISTEN: Jo Ingles on the write-in candidate deadline

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The Secretary of State’s office says while no one has filed to run as a write-in candidate for statewide office, there still might be some people who’ve filed to run in state House or congressional races.

If that paperwork is out there, the state office says it doesn’t have those filing records, yet. 

There are often dissatisfied voters who talk about writing in someone else’s name once they have the ballot in front of them. But if Ohioans request early ballots or go to the polls in November and write the name of a candidate in for a statewide office, that vote will not count in that particular race.
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