MOUNT VERNON — Ohio is one of 34 states and the District of Columbia offering early voting. Unlike the more traditional absentee votes which are cast due to extenuating circumstances, early votings allows votes to be cast before Election Day with no specified reason. But early voting can also be controversial.
In 2005, Ohio election law was changed to allow voters to request an absentee ballot without stating a reason. The advantage is that early, no-fault voting can increase voter participation by providing a wider window of opportunity. It provides a number of days for voting and the ability to vote by mail or in person, and the dates and voting places vary by state.
Early voting for the 2012 presidential election in Ohio began on Oct. 2 and ballots may be cast at county boards of elections or designated early voting centers. In Knox County, ballots may be cast at the Knox County Board of Elections at the Knox County Service Center at 117 E. High St.
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