Ohio Secretary of State to give update on election preparations

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COLUMBUS, OH – APRIL 28: Stickers sit on a table as Ohio residents cast their votes in person, per the specified qualifications, at the Franklin County Board of Elections headquarters on April 28, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio on the final day of the the Primary Election grab ‘I Voted’ stickers as they leave. The election which was postponed on March 17, is almost exclusively mail in or absentee. The only residents allowed to vote in person are those who are disabled, have no permanent residence, or who requested a ballot by mail but never received it. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is scheduled to give an update on the state’s election preparations for the November election at 10 a.m.

This year’s presidential Election Day is now less than 12 weeks away, but it is set to be a historic one with the increased amount of people who are expected to vote early and by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VOTING TIMELINE:

  • Sept. 18
    Military and overseas absentee voting begins
  • Oct. 5
    Last day to register to vote
  • Oct. 6.
    Early in-person voting beings
    Absentee voting by mail begins
  • Oct. 31
    Noon deadline to request absentee ballot by mail
  • Nov. 2
    Absentee ballot postmark deadline
  • Nov. 3
    General Election Day
    Absentee ballots can be dropped off at BOE in person

Last month, LaRose was one of several politicians to oppose President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the 2020 election should be delayed.

NBC4 will stream the press conference on NBC4i.com and on social media.

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