A report variety of Ohioans participated within the 2020 election, as practically 6 million voters made their voices heard.
Ohio’s 2020 normal election outcomes have been formally licensed by Secretary of State Frank LaRose on Friday, in a yr when the state noticed record-breaking voter turnout.
“You sweat in peacetime so you do not bleed in the course of the battle, and I believe my workforce right here within the secretary of state’s workplace, in our 88 counties board of elections, most likely acquired sick of listening to that from me, however the concept is, we did our sweating all through the summer time and within the spring to ensure when the world was watching Ohio is prepared,” LaRose mentioned.
LaRose mentioned he was impressed by the practically 6 million voters who made their voices heard, making 74% turnout for the state.
“Nothing in need of inspiring is what this election was. To begin with, it was essentially the most difficult set of circumstances that anybody may think about. Working an election within the midst of a worldwide pandemic is a big problem, however the truth that Ohioans rose to the event,” LaRose mentioned.
LaRose mentioned that regardless of there being new challenges with mail-in ballots, he was happy that the variety of rejected ballots was decrease than the final election.
“The quantity in 2016 went right down to .85% however that quantity decreased by half this yr with .42%,” he mentioned.
LaRose mentioned that hopes voting by mail can be extra widespread sooner or later and is ensuring that our native postmaster and native election officers work collectively so that each vote is there on time.