The 2018 election schedule is now posted. Please check with your local county board of elections to confirm all elections scheduled within your county.
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Election Day, Voter Registration Deadlines and Early Voting for the 2018 election cycle. Additional special elections may be scheduled. Are you interested in voting from the comfort of your home? Please contact your local county board of elections for any specific elections information.
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2018 Absentee Ballot Requests
2018 Voter Registration Deadlines
2018 Elections Schedule
Monday, January 1, 2018
Applications for absentee ballots for
2018 elections may be accepted (first day of the year)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Special Election Day
Monday, July 9, 2018 – Deadline for Voter Registration for Special Election
Tuesday, July 10, 2018- Early/Absentee Voting begins
(Check with county board of elections if Special Election is scheduled in your county)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – General Election Day
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Deadline for Voter Registration for General Election
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Early/Absentee Voting begins
Early/Absentee Voting Hours
Wednesday, October 10 – Friday, October 12, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 15 – Friday, October 19, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 22 – Friday, October 26, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 2, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 5, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Any questions concerning election dates, issues/candidates,
registration and/or voting or voting sites,
please contact your local county board of elections.
ALERT: PURGING OF VOTERS ILLEGAL
News Release in part from the ACLU of Ohio:
Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans were removed from voter registration lists because of inactivity. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted purged voters because they did not vote. Were you one of them?
To check your voter registration before the next election, go to www.MyOhioVote.com.
If you arrive at your polling place and cannot be found in the poll book, thanks to a recent ACLU of Ohio court victory, you may cast a provisional ballot. Respectfully, but firmly, insist on your right to a provisional ballot. Read the voter alert with all the information.
If you are unable to vote in person because you have a documented disability that prevents you from appearing at the polls, call your county board of elections right away to request help casting your provisional ballot.
Voter Registration Form
You can fill out or download Ohio’s Voter Registration form and mail it to your county board of elections (click here for the local county boards of elections directory). If you are conducting a voter registration drive and would like to request a large number of forms, call the Ohio Secretary of State’s request line at (614)466-3613.
Vote By Mail – Absentee/Early Voting
All Ohio voters have the opportunity to vote in the next election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. You can request your ballot for each individual election beginning on January 1 or 90 days before the date of an election, whichever is earlier, but you must complete and submit a separate application for each election in which you want to vote. Your request must be received by your local county board of elections by noon the third day before the election (usually a Saturday). However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to timely return that ballot.
Steps to request and vote an absentee ballot:
- Complete the absentee ballot request form here.
- Once you have completed your application by providing all of the required information print and sign it.
- Mail the request form back to your own county board of elections.
- Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from your county board of elections. If you have questions about your absentee ballot request, you should call your local county board of elections.
- Return your voted ballot. You can send it by U.S. Mail or deliver it in person to your county board of elections, but the return envelope containing your marked ballot must either be received by your county board of elections prior to the close of the polls on Election Day, or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election.
Note: No voted ballot may be returned to a board of elections by fax or e-mail. If a voted ballot is returned by fax or e-mail, it will not be accepted, processed, or counted.
In Ohio, voters have many options to vote. Starting the day after the close of voter registration, all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county. Check with your local county board of elections for more specific information on date, times and expanded hours for Early/In-Person Voting.
Other Absentee Ballot Forms:
- Download Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot due to Voter Hospitalized, or Whose Minor Child is Hospitalized, Because of an Accident or Unforeseeable Medical Emergency (Form 11-B)
- Download the Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot by Voter Requiring Assistance (Form 11-F)
- Application for Military or Overseas Voters
- Federal Voting Assistance Program Absentee Ballot Request for Uniformed Service Members, Their Families and Other Overseas U.S. Citizens (FVAP)
- Download Form in Spanish /En Español