Ohio absentee ballots now being accepted
CLINTON COUNTY, Ohio: The state of Ohio is now accepting absentee ballots as the November 3, 2009 elections draw closer. Voters have until October 31, 2009 to order absentee ballots by mail. In Wheeling, Ohio, many people have already voted on this year’s upcoming ballot measures, and local elections boards seem to prefer this alternative method.
According to William Shubat, director of elections in Belmont County: "We don't care what they do - whatever is easiest for them. Personally, I think absentee voting is better for people because they can vote in their home and can take their time.With the cost of gasoline and the combining of precincts - people have to travel farther - this is a way they should look at to vote."
Ohioans are now no longer required to give reason for requesting absentee ballots, the only requirement being that their registration is current.