VAN WERT, Ohio (WFFT) - Unlike Indiana, Ohio voters can mail in their ballots this November without an excuse, but everyone isn't taking advantage of it.
Van Wert Resident Kent Bradford said he's voting in person this time abiding by the CDC guidelines.
He voted by mail for the primary election.
"Respecting the social distancing using the mask... the voting booths where I vote are partitioned anyway, so it's not like you're breathing on the person next to you or vice versa so I'm ok with that."
He said doesn't want to take any chances with all the concerns about voting by mail for the general election.
"On TV they say there aren't many incidents. I'm a little hesitant. I'm old school. I think people should go out and exercise their right to vote, but you've gotta make an effort in this whole thing. With the coronavirus, I'm not afraid of that. I'm sure there are people that are," Bradford said.
In Ohio, you don't need an excuse to vote by mail so anyone who is registered to vote can use that method.
There's a drop box near the entrance of the Van Wert County Elections location if you don't want to drop it in a regular mailbox.
Van Wert Deputy Director Brenda Weaver said using the drop box option shouldn't be a problem because it will be accessible 24/7.
However, the one thing that may stick out to voters is the number of absentee ballot applications coming through the mail.
"The state will also be mailing one of those to our currently registered voters. The mailing should be going out somewhere around Labor Day. So some people may be getting duplicates of those absentee applications. If they are concerned at all, they can always call us and check," Weaver explained.