Early Voting Begins in Ohio

by WHIZ Reporter on October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

Voters in Ohio can now start casting their ballots for the November General Election.

Starting Tuesday, Ohioans can vote by mail or in person at their county Board of Elections office.

Chris Hamill of the Muskingum County Board of Elections said about 70 people showed up to vote in person at the Board of Elections and voting early can save many the hassles of voting on Election Day.

"Early voting is very much convenient for a voter," said Hamill.  "They can come in and have it done before they go somewhere, if they’re going away on a trip. Just to know that they have it done is quite a satisfaction for a voter."

Hamill said more than 5,100 absentee ballots were mailed out Tuesday morning.

She said voters who wish to vote absentee can still request ballots through the Board of Elections up through November 3rd.

"We are still getting a lot of requests coming in on a daily basis," Hamill added. "The turnout it just much larger than it was the last presidential from what I’m seeing."

Those who need to register to vote have until Tuesday, October 9th.