Early voting turnout breaks records across Northeast Ohio

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Posted at 8:54 AM, Oct 07, 2020

CLEVELAND — Early voting in Ohio continues this week with day one of early voting already in the books showing a big turnout across Northeast Ohio.

In Cuyahoga County, 1,700 early voters showed up for day one and day one voters in Richland County was more than double the amount compared to 2016.

Ashland County reported 344 voters and fewer than 400 ballots were cast in Huron County. We’re told just over 600 people voted early in Portage County.

But Lorain County hit a milestone Tuesday with a little under 1,200 voters. In 2016, that number barely surpassed 800.

Now, when it comes to those voting by mail. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says his team has received more than two million absentee ballot requests and that number is expected to grow even more as Ohioans have up until three days before the election to request an absentee ballot.

“That blows away anything that we’ve seen I the past at this point. In 2016 or 2012 it was fewer than a million we’re excited to see that,” LaRose said.