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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose updated the state’s preparedness for the November election Tuesday.

Election Day is in 56 days on November 3.

Absentee ballot applications were sent out last week.

All Ohio residents will receive an application to request one.

Local election boards in Northeast Ohio tell FOX 8 they’ve already received thousands of requests.

If you have already requested an absentee ballot, you won’t need to do anything when the application form arrives in your mailbox.

Once you have your absentee ballot, you can either mail it or take it to your county elections board.

Secretary LaRose says the absentee ballots are processed by elections boards as soon as they’re received, although they won’t be tabulated until Election Day.

Early voting begins October 6.

LaRose says county elections boards will update the state next week on the total number of volunteer poll workers they’re expecting on Election Day.

LaRose says if you vote early, either absentee or in-person, you should volunteer to be a poll worker to help other people vote on Election Day.

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