A look at some staggering election numbers


FALL 2016

• 200 million — the estimated number of registered American voters

• 7,784,128 — Ohioans registered to vote

• 1,259,403 — Ohio voters who requested absentee ballots by mail• 41,094 — absentee ballots requested in Lorain County

SPRING 2016

• 3,302,832 — Ohioans who voted in the primary

• 1,259,754 — Ohio Democrats who voted in the primary

• 2,014,396 — Ohio Republicans who voted in the primary

• 86,490 — Lorain County ballots cast

• 39,734 — Democrat ballots cast

• 45,523 — Republican ballots cast

PAST NUMBERS

• 5,633,246 — Ohioans who voted in November 2012

• 1.6 million — Absentee ballots requested in the 2012 general election

• 1.87 million — Absentee ballots cast either by mail or in person in the 2012 general election

• 144,318 — Votes cast in Lorain County in the 2012 general election

• 3,255,537 — Ohioans who voted in November 2015

• 81,953 — Lorain County residents who voted in November 2015

DON’T FORGET

Absentee ballot applications must be received by boards of elections by noon on Saturday, Nov. 5.

If being returned by-mail, completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election and arrive at the board of elections within 10 days of Election Day in order to be counted. Ohio is only one of 12 states to allow late-arriving ballots to be counted.

You can also return your absentee ballot personally to the Lorain County Board of Elections office prior to the close of the polls at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.