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Politics Chat: Follow The Rules And Absentee Voting Should Be A Breeze

A ballot drop box in Washington state, which has 500 drop boxes across its 39 counties. Ohio has 88 drop boxes, which is one per county.
A ballot drop box in Washington state, which has 500 drop boxes across its 39 counties. Ohio has 88 drop boxes, which is one per county.

As of mid-week, over 1 million Ohioans had requested absentee ballots for the November election. Election officials expect that many or more between now and the weekend before the Nov. 3 election.

It will be a record-breaking year for absentee balloting in Ohio, but Howard Wilkinson, WVXU's senior political analyst, told WVXU reporter Jay Hanselman that it shouldn't cause an Election Day logjam if voters follow a few simple rules.

One important correction: Wilkinson misspeaks in this audio. He says ballots must be postmarked Nov. 3; that is incorrect. They should be postmarked by be Nov. 2

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