Ohio Secretary of State urges residents to request absentee ballots now
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said that Ohioans should request their absentee ballots now, and told voters to ignore conspiracies and “wazoo things” that people pass around on the internet. The registration deadline to vote is October 5, and early voting in person or by mail begins October 6. However, waiting for the deadline to request absentee ballots, just three days before Election Day, almost guarantees voters won’t get ballots in time, since it can require three trips through the mail.
The Ohio Department of Health is warning against traveling to six states
The Ohio Department of Health warned residents against traveling to six states with high rates of coronavirus positivity. These include Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. Anyone coming to Ohio from those states are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. Each of those states had rates of 15% positivity or more, with Texas sitting at 24.2%. For reference, Ohio’s positivity rate is 5%.