3,503,169 absentee ballots were cast in Ohio’s 2020 election cycle. Overall 5,974,121 ballots were cast in the 2020 election, putting overall state turnout at about 73.99%. The state swung for incumbent Donald Trump, who won its 18 electoral votes with 53.27% of the popular vote. Ohio is a swing state. Every president has won Ohio since 1964 except for Joe Biden.
Ohio has a bicameral legislature with 33 senators and 99 representatives. The legislature is in session annually from January to December, and Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2010. Ohio’s governor, Mike DeWine (R), is up for re-election in 2023.