11/8/16 – 4:58 A.M.
Early voting was a popular option in Ohio this election season. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office reports more than 660,000 people cast absentee ballots in person during the early voting period this year. Voters requested a total of 1.9 million absentee ballots and returned nearly 1.8 million by Monday.
In Hancock County, more than 11,600 people voted early through absentee ballots. That includes more than 6,600 who voted in person at the board of elections.
Putnam County voters also took advantage of early voting. The Secretary of State’s office shows nearly 3,000 people voted early in person in Putnam County. Of the more the 5,500 absentee ballot voters requested, only five weren’t returned by Monday.
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