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LaRose: Multiple ballot drop boxes allowed, only at local boards of elections

The last day to register to vote in Ohio is October 5.
Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
FILE – In this April 28, 2020 file photo, Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Monday that county boards of elections can install multiple ballot drop boxes, but only at the board locations.

In an e-mailed statement, LaRose's office also said "the board may station bipartisan election officials outside of county boards to accept absentee ballots."

All of Ohio's counties now must accept absentee ballots 24 hours per day.

People can still mail-in absentee ballots or vote in-person early or on Election Day.

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is October 5.

More than 2 million Ohioans have requested absentee ballots, LaRose's office said.

LaRose's office said boards of elections can receive ballots up to ten days after the election as long as they are postmarked by November 2.