September 28th, 2010
05:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Midterms underway in Ohio

(CNN) - Statewide absentee or early voting in the midterm elections kicked off Tuesday in the perennial swing state of Ohio.

Ohio joined Nebraska this week in allowing early voting, which is also underway in Georgia, South Dakota, Iowa, Vermont and Wyoming.

Roughly another two-dozen other states will allow early voting in October.

In Ohio's first year of early voting in 2006, 17 percent of voters took advantage of being able to vote 35 days before the election, according to the secretary of state's office. That number jumped to 30 percent in the 2008 election. Of the nearly 5.8 million votes cast two years ago, over 1.7 million were early votes.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

Filed under: 2010 • Ohio
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. diridi

    GOP thugs looted the do not vote for GOP thugs...just vote for any Dem....Old guy, do not be selfish, self centered...ok...

    September 28, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Ohioians, you know where they shipped your good paying steel jobs to, CHINA. Took your pensions with them while they got their GOLDEN PARACHUTS. Vote them Republicans out and tell them you don't want anymore of Bush's soup lines.

    September 28, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Let's hope we can stop the bleeding.

    September 28, 2010 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    DEMOCRATS in OH – you cannot expect a President to resolve the worst economic crisis since the recession to FIX IT in TWO YEARS – Come on Now – You just CAN'T!!

    We are on the right back and voting for a Republican would only bring MORE of the SAME!!

    T'SAH from Virginia approves this message!!

    September 28, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. Bessy

    This is your chance Ohio to do it right. if you vote the republicans in, then you have to suffer for it, and trust me, you will.

    September 28, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  6. Nicholas

    What, may I ask, is a gop thug? Let's at least get some educated remarks posted. Or, how about we first begin with some actual un-bias fact's. 1. Obama has increased the national deficit by one-trillion dollar's in 2 years, more than president's clinton and bush spent in 16 years.2. Introduced a stimules package to the tune of just above 900 billion dollar's later announced to be a bust. 3. In the middle of a recession obama signs a healthcare package costing tax payers upwards to 850 billion dollars. 4. Obama raises taxes which directly hurts unemployment rates, companies less willing to employ americans when strapped for cash. 5. So called shovel ready projects, where do you think that funding comes from? That's correct, you the tax payer. 6. Obama has created a fear driven economy, the toughest economy you can have. Recently, obama stated he has delivered on 70 percent of what he promised, what would that be exactly. In closing, as commander and chief you are held to a higher standard. Two years into his presidency obama still takes part in bush-bashing. Take some responsibility, you've been president 2 years now, am I to understand you are the first faultless president in our country's history.

    September 28, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  7. Willy Brown

    Bye Bye Democrats!

    September 28, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  8. leon pa

    Ohioians you will never learn the Rep will ship more of your jobs over seas

    September 28, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |