Republicans are out-voting Democrats in absentee voting in Scioto County through March 4.
The Scioto County Board of Elections has received 1,153 absentee ballot applications – 646 from Republicans – 474 by Democrats, while 33 have requested issues only ballots in the county.
In early voting, of the 558 people who have cast absentee ballots by mail, 285 are Republicans and 263 are Democrats, with 10 casting issues only ballots.
When it comes to absentee voting in person, 444 have done so – 238 of those were Republicans and 206 were Democrats, with no one voting an issues only ballot in person.
Through March 4, 328,620 absentee ballot applications have been received statewide with 173,497 absentee ballots cast – 122,255 by mail and 51,242 in person, leaving 155,123 absentee ballots outstanding. Statewide, more Democrats have cast ballots than Republicans. Democrats have requested 149,296 absentee ballots and 84,824 Democrats have cast those ballots.
Republicans have requested more ballots – 167,697, but only 84,446 Republicans have cast their ballots. In total, 335,542 voters cast absentee ballots during the 2012 Presidential Primary Election. During the 2008 Presidential Primary Election, 557,686 voters cast absentee ballots.
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