During the 2016 election, fewer than 100 people in Franklin County voted curbside. This year, in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Board of Elections says just under 1,600 people utilized the option.
The 2020 election is mostly over, but ballots are still being counted in Ohio. This year's record number of absentee ballots means the Franklin County Board of Elections is still tallying up votes, which could potentially decide some races.
Early Wednesday morning, the Franklin County Board of Elections announced a tax package for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools passed by only two votes. With 14,097 "yes" votes to 14,095 "no" votes, the issue remains too close to call.
Thousands of Ohioans cast ballots on the final day of weekend early voting in Ohio, with some standing in line for hours – including at the Franklin County early voting center on Morse Road in Columbus.
The lines were long at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Friday, just ahead of the final weekend of early voting. And some voting rights advocates are voicing concerns about groups electioneering next to waiting voters.
The Franklin County Board of Elections has determined that 49,669 voters throughout the county received an incorrect absentee ballot this week – accounting for almost 21% of the ballots mailed out to voters.
Secretary of State Frank LaRose has issued a directive for the Franklin County Board of Elections to fix a mistake where incorrect absentee ballots were sent to voters. The scope of the problem is yet to be determined, but election officials say this creates an important lesson for voters around the state.