All registered Ohio voters can expect to get an absentee ballot request form in the mail, as has been custom for nearly a decade.
Secretary of State Frank LaRose says $1.5 million in federal funds will be used to send the forms to nearly 8 million Ohioans.
“For nearly a decade, Ohioans have received an absentee ballot request ahead of the Presidential and Gubernatorial General Election, and todays controlling board action ensures that will be the case again this year,” LaRose said.
“Sending the request not the ballot helps voters participate in the election and means each registered voter in Ohio can continue to choose one of three options available to them early voting, absentee voting by mail, or voting in person on Election Day.”
LaRose says no state tax dollars were used for the mailings and they should arrive around Labor Day.
The last day to register to vote in the November election is October 5th.