Mon October 1, 2012
Early voting in Ohio starts Tuesday
Early voting begins Tuesday in Ohio; and election officials expect the number of voters who vote early by mail and in-person at boards of election to surpass that of the last presidential election four years ago.
As of Friday, the Hamilton County Board of Elections had already nearly 62 thousand and 5 hundred absentee ballot applications.
Four years ago, nearly 62 thousand Hamilton County voters cast ballots by mail or in-person at the board of elections. That was slightly more than one of every four ballots case.
State Sen. Eric Kearney, a North Avondale Democrat, will camp outside the the Hamilton County Board of Elections at 824 Broadway downtown Monday night to be there when the board offices open Tuesday. Kearney and his supporters have done their camp-out every year since 2008 to encourage early in-person voting.
This year, every one of Ohio's nearly 6 million registered voters received an absentee voting ballot from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Information on hours for in-person voting can be found on the county boards of elections websites or by calling the boards:
Hamilton County: (513) 632-7000, http://boe.hamilton-co.org
Warren County: (513) 695-1358, www.co.warren.oh.us/bdelec
Butler County: (513) 887-3700, www.butlercountyelections.org
Clermont County: (513) 732-7275, www.clermontelections.org