Champaign County residents are taking advantage of absentee voting during this election season, according to information found on the county Board of Elections’ new website: champaign.ohioboe.com
A graph shows that as of Monday, more than 3,500 absentee ballots had been submitted to the board of elections: 2,333 by mail; 1,054 by on-site voters; 26 sent in by military personnel; and 149 hand-carried to the board. To learn daily updates via the website, click on Absentee Information, then on Absentee Reporting.
Board officials say 2,561 absentee ballots were cast in Champaign County for the November 2014 general election, the last time Ohioans voted for governor. For the presidential election in November 2016, county residents cast 6,138 absentee ballots.
There is still time to visit the county board of elections to cast an absentee ballot. The board office is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4; and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The office is located in Suite L-100 in the county Community Center, 1512 S. U.S. Route 68 in Urbana.
The polls will be open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.