You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.

CONTINUING COVERAGE:

Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

Ohio set record for early voting in November election


More than 71 percent of registered Ohioans voted in the Nov. 8 election and the state set a new high for the number of early voters.

But while turnout was among the highest in recent elections, it was far from the record 77 percent voter turnout in 1992, when Bill Clinton won Ohio and the presidency against then-President George H.W. Bush and independent candidate Ross Perot.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Thursday certified the official results of the 2016 General Election.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • 5,607,641 Ohioans cast ballots out of 7,861,025 registered voters, for a voter turnout of 71.33 percent;
  • President-Elect Donald Trump carried 80 of Ohio’s 88 counties — including Montgomery, Clark, Butler, Greene, Miami, Warren, Preble, Darke, Shelby and Champaign counties;
  • 1,890,069 absentee ballots were cast, topping the 2012 total of 1,876,174 and the 2008 figure of 1,717,256. About 34 percent of all ballots cast came before Election Day.
  • Democrats historically have done better in early voting, but that may not be the case this year. Of the counted absentee ballots, 56.8 percent were cast in counties won by Trump and just 43.2 percent in the counties won by Clinton.
  • 154,965 provisional ballots were cast, down from the 208,084 that had provisional ballots in 2012. The provisional ballots broke roughly evenly between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, with Trump receiving 50.3 percent and Hillary Clinton 49.6 percent.

    “As we close the books on another election, one thing that is abundantly clear is that Ohio is a national leader in elections administration as our state once again has delivered a well-run election,” Husted said in a statement. “Despite the unwarranted predictions of a troubled election, it is clear that voters had a great experience and the 2016 presidential election in Ohio was free of any major problems.”


    Reader Comments ...


    Next Up in Politics

    Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from El Chapo to fund border wall
    Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from El Chapo to fund border wall

    As President Donald Trump struggles to persuade Congress to pay for his oft-promised border wall and Mexico continues to insist it will not spend a dime on the project, Sen. Ted Cruz has come up with another idea.  The Texas Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that would use assets seized from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and other drug...
    Social activists prepare to examine race at White Privilege Conference
    Social activists prepare to examine race at White Privilege Conference

    This is not going to feel good: The National White Privilege Conference is coming to Kansas City.  The notion that whites in America step into their communities with more advantages of earned and unearned privileges than their neighbors of color is a hard conversation starter.  The social activists who urged the annual conference to come...
    How Newt Gingrich became the go-to interview for every story about the Trump White House
    How Newt Gingrich became the go-to interview for every story about the Trump White House

    Donald Trump is everything to Newt Gingrich.   He's "the grizzly bear in The Revenant," he told the Huffington Post; a "pirate" willing to get things done outside the system he proclaimed to Fox News; and a shrewd businessman who "likes to invest in winners because they make more money," he said to the New York...
    Trump expected to order study of federal role in education
    Trump expected to order study of federal role in education

     President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that would require Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to study how the federal government "has unlawfully overstepped state and local control," according to a White House official.   Trump has repeatedly pledged to downsize the Education Department and its role...
    White House scurries as 100-day mark nears
    White House scurries as 100-day mark nears

    The final frenzy at the White House began Monday, with a private reception for conservative news publications, a tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada and the late-night debut of a website highlighting President Donald Trump's "First 100 Days" achievements.   It continued Tuesday in the form of an executive order designed...
    More Stories