MEDINA TWP. — The number of county residents who cast an election ballot has topped the 12,500 mark.
Overall, 12,614 county residents had voted in this year’s general election through Tuesday, according to Jan Pilat, director of the Medina County Board of Elections. Earlier this month, county election officials estimated that between 10,000 and 12,000 registered voters would participate in the early voting process.
“We’ve been doing quite well (in early voting),” Pilat said Wednesday. “It’s not as strong as a presidential election year, but our numbers are definitely up for a non-presidential voting year.”
County Republicans have outnumbered Democrats in early voting by 630 tallies. As of Tuesday, registered county GOP voters totaled 4,811; Democrats came in with 4,181; independent voters had 3,604; Libertarians, 17; and the American Constitution Party had one voter cast a ballot, Pilat said.
There are approximately 125,000 registered voters in Medina County.
The Elections Board office, 4210 N. Jefferson St., is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, the office will be open 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and Friday to accommodate early voting. On Saturday, the office will host voting from 8 a.m. to noon.
In addition to early voting at the board office, residents can request a mail-in ballot, which is due in the office no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot from the office is Saturday.
For information about voting in this year’s general election, contact the Elections Board at (330) 722-9278.
Contact Steve Grazier (330) 721-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.