Gov. Mike DeWine said the error has since been fixed and voter registration forms have been sent.
Based on a review conducted by Ohio Benefits, 18,900 people who requested a form were already registered, 7,500 received forms through other Ohio Benefits transactions, while 32,400 had not received a form at all at the time the state conducted the review.
Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services sent all 59,000 applicants a registration form on Sept. 14, well before the Oct. 5 deadline to register.
All registration forms must be returned to the voter’s county board of elections by Oct. 5.
Absentee ballot requests for the Nov. 3 election must be received by the county board of elections by Oct. 31. If returning the ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by Nov. 2. In-person return of absentee ballots will be accepted until Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Early voting in Ohio begins Oct. 6.
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