Blackwell Predicts 72 Percent Voter Turnout
COLUMBUS – Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell today announced that he
anticipates approximately 72.68 percent of Ohio’s 7.98 million registered voters will go
to the polls on Tuesday, November 2.
“All registered voters, who haven’t already voted by absentee ballot, should go to their
correct precinct on Tuesday and exercise their most sacred civic right by voting for the
candidates and issues of their choice,” Blackwell said.
Ohio voter turnout for the General Election in 2000 was 63 percent; turnout in 1996 was
68 percent; turnout in 1992 was 77 percent. The prediction is based on information
provided to the secretary of state by county boards of elections. Calculations were
derived from the total number of registered voters, turnout figures of similar election
years and other factors specific to individual counties, such as local races and ballot
On Tuesday, polls throughout the state will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Ohioans who have questions about the status of their voter registration or location of their
assigned polling place should call their county board of elections.