CLEVELAND - The deadline to register to vote in Ohio has passed. About 7.9 million people are registered to vote in Ohio for the November election. Though that number is expected to slightly increase, that's down from about 8.2 million registered to vote in 2008.
In Cuyahoga County alone, there are about 80,000 fewer registered voters than there were four years ago.
"We did a clean-up of our registration list over the past few years and took off deceased persons, we took off duplicate records that were both registered in Cuyahoga County or in another county so we really concentrated on getting to the true number of real voters," said Jane Platten, Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
The Ohio Secretary of State's office said already, 1.1 million people in Ohio have requested absentee ballots. Add to that 13,000 military and overseas absentee ballot requests.
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