Be proactive this year – VOTE EARLY!
The easiest way to vote in Ohio — and to ensure your vote gets counted — is to VOTE EARLY at your local county’s Board of Elections. Find the address of yours here: bit.ly/OhBdElections.
Rest easy on Election Day knowing you voted early, which you can do ANY day between now (October 24) and the day before Election Day. Go to your local county’s Early Vote Center (your Board of Elections) during any of the following days/times to cast your ballot early:
Saturday, October 29: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, October 30: 1 PM – 5 PM
Monday-Friday, October 31-November 4: 8 AM – 7 PM
*Saturday, November 5: 8 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, November 6: 1 PM – 5 PM
**Monday, November 7: 8 AM – 2 PM <– Last day to vote early at your Board of Elections!
*Saturday, November 5 at noon is the deadline for your Board of Elections to receive your absentee ballot request form if you wish to vote-by-mail in this election. It’s best to play it safe and get your absentee ballot request form mailed in well in advance of this deadline. Fill out the form by clicking here — you will then be given instructions for how to print and where to mail it.
NOTE: If you request an absentee ballot to vote-by-mail, your name will not be on the voter rolls if you show up to your polling location to cast a ballot in-person on Election Day or early at your Board of Elections. You can still cast a ballot, but it will be a provisional ballot, which only get counted after Election Day if election administrators are able to fully verify your information, your identity, and your registered voter status. Provisional ballots are not the best way to vote. We recommend you vote early in-person at the Board of Elections for your county, on Election Day at your polling location, or that you 100% plan to vote-by-mail when you request your absentee ballot.
**Monday, November 7 is the postmark deadline for all absentee ballots. If you are unable to mail out your completed absentee ballot in time to have it postmarked 11/7/16, you can still drop it off in-person at your county Board of Elections until 7:30 PM on the evening of Election Day, November 8.
Election Day 2016 is Tuesday, November 8th – polls are open on Election Day from 6:30am-7:30pm. Find your Election Day polling location here (this is not your early vote location): vote.org/polling-place-locator.
More voter resources:
- Voter ID requirements, voting eligibility and more: cohhio.org/programs/
- Questions or issues voting? Call Election Protection’s Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE
- STAFF THE HOTLINE: signupgenius.com/go/4090d45a8ab29a2f94-election
- Need to find out if you’ve been purged or are registered to vote at your current address? Click here to check!
- Sign up to be a poll worker on Election Day! (you will need to complete a training): Click here to apply!