Thousands of ballots already cast for November election

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TOLEDO, Ohio (13abc Action News) - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has released the latest early voting numbers.

As of the end of last week, more than 257,000 people had requested an absentee ballot. Of those, 69,000 have been filled out and returned.

The number of returned ballots is expected to go up the close the November 7 election gets.

Completed ballots must be postmarked by November 6 and arrive at county boards of elections within ten days after Election Day.