DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Some counties have reported the totals of early voting numbers.
The board of elections in each county has recorded every early voter since it was possible to send in your ballot early.
Monday marked the final day for early voting in Ohio, and now the boards of elections is gearing up for the big day Tuesday. On Monday alone, the Montgomery County Board of Elections saw 2,811 early voters come through.
The numbers are as follows:
- Montgomery County: 34,441
- Clark County: 21,253
- Miami County: 21, 038
Election officials will work feverishly Monday night to prepare for the hundreds of thousands of voters who still need to cast their ballots Tuesday. Montgomery County Board of Elections Director Jan Kelly said the spike in early vote should bring some relief to the polling precincts Election Day.
“This will ease the burden definitely on the precincts when you have an increase in early voting participation and that being both, people that voted in person early and voters that sent in their ballots who had requested them by mail,” Kelly said.
Tuesday polls open at 6:30AM and close at 7:30PM statewide. Anyone who’s in line at 7:30PM will get to vote. Anyone who comes after 7:30pm will be turned away. Election officials said voters should bring ID and avoid wearing campaign pins, hats or clothing to the polls. Those items will need to be removed prior to voting.
In addition voters should avoid going to the polls during busy hours— early mornings and after work. That’s when you can expect long line, waiting time and heavy traffic.