Most of those votes were counted on election day. However, absentee ballots sent by the mail that were postmarked for Nov. 2 could be counted after election day. Clark County also had about an additional 1,300 provisional ballots that were counted after. Champaign County had 490 provisional ballots, according to its Board of Elections.
In Clark County, every Republican candidate in a contested race on the ballot claimed a victory over their Democratic challenger. The only Democrat on the ballot elected was Susan Brown, the county’s coroner. She faced no challenger.
The average local Republican candidate in Clark County had a more than 20% lead over their opponent for this race, according to the official election results from the Clark County Board of Elections.
Jason Baker, the director of the county’s Board of Elections, said that candidates have until Monday to request a recount. He said there has not been any request to do so as of Friday afternoon.
The Ohio Secretary of State office has stated that boards of elections must complete canvass of Nov. 3 general election ballots no later than Tuesday.