COLUMBUS– State Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today announced the start of early voting in Franklin County. The announcement comes as thousands of Ohioans converged on their county board of elections early on Tuesday morning to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting.
“Ohioans have the opportunity to have their voices heard this fall. Ohio provides three ways to cast a ballot and I plan to vote by mail from the mailbox at the end of my driveway,” said Rep. Lightbody. “I encourage all Ohioans to make a voting plan and exercise their right to be heard by ballot in the 2020 General Election.”
Every eligible voter should have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote on issues of importance and representation at every level of government.
The announcement of early voting commencing also accompanies the beginning of the absentee voting period, during which a record number of absentee ballots will be mailed out, as Ohioans exercise their right to vote safely from their homes. Those ballots will be sent to Ohioans who applied for them in the coming days.
For more information on early and absentee voting, Rep. Lightbody urges constituents to visit https://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/.