1. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented number of people voting by mail, which will likely lead to a greater than usual number of absentee ballots needing counted after Election Day. Those would include valid late-arriving absentee ballots from Ohio voters in the military, overseas and in the U.S.
2. Valid absentee ballots that are postmarked by Nov. 2 and arrive at the board office by Nov. 13 will be counted, along with valid provisional ballots cast by voters on Election Day.