Latta Statement on Missing Absentee Ballots in Ohio
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) released the following statement in response to a considerable amount of absentee ballots issued in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District that have not been received by voters. The ballots were mailed on time by a number of county board of elections, but hundreds still have not reached their destinations. By Ohio law, the ballots must be postmarked for return by November 7.
“It was brought to my attention late last week that a considerable number of voters across my district that had requested to vote absentee still had not received their ballots,” said Latta. “I immediately spoke with representatives with the U.S. Postal Service in Washington, D.C. and Chicago to try to determine how this problem occurred and what could be done to fix it. At this time, I’d like to ask anyone in Ohio that has not received their absentee ballot to contact their county board of elections right away so a new one can be reissued. Also, I’d request that everyone check with friends and family that may be voting absentee — particularly those out of state — to make sure they’ve received their ballots. It’s essential that every voice is heard this election, and we need to make sure that all Ohioans have the opportunity to cast their vote.”