Columbiana County, Ohio never had seen more than 6K mail-in ballots.  During the 2020 primary, they saw 14K. Each ballot has two envelopes which meant they had to manually open a total of 28k envelopes. Based on absentee ballot requests for the General Election, Columbiana County was expecting a 50% increase in mail-in ballots from the primary.

After securing CARES Act funding Columbiana County invested in the OPEX Model 72™ system.  Read how they handled their surge in mail-in ballots from 6K in 2016 to 22K in 2020 with ease.