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Last updated 10:38PM ET
December 12, 2017
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Battle over sending absentee ballots
(WOUB) - Washington County is sending absentee ballot applications to all registered voters.

It's one of only 17 in the state to do so.

Washington County Board of Elections Director Peggy Byers says the idea is to make it easier to vote.

Republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate sent out letters to county elections boards in support of mailing applications to all voters and that has angered the Secretary of State, a Democrat, who told the counties the mailings are optional.

Republicans say they intended the mailings when they passed legislation in June providing $3 million to cover postage.
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