Disability Rights Ohio's Voter Hotline will be open on Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 8!

May 3, 2018 / voting

Primary Election Day in Ohio is Tuesday, May 8, and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. DRO's Voter Hotline will be open the same hours. DRO staff will be available to answer your questions and may be able to provide assistance if you think your voting rights are being violated.

The hotline number is 614-466-7264 or toll free 800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or toll free 800-858-3542.

Early, In-Person Voting

You can vote early, in person throughout the weekend and on Monday. Locations for early, in-person voting are different for each county. Check with your county board of elections to find out where you should go to vote.

Hours for early, in-person voting are the same in each county:

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, May 7

Be sure to bring valid identification to the polling place. And remember: If you are in line when the polling place closes, they must allow you to vote.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Voting absentee lets you vote at home and mail in or drop off your ballot before Election Day. The steps for requesting an absentee ballot are posted on the Ohio Secretary of State's website. Here are the steps:

  1. Fill out the application for an absentee ballot 
  2. Return the application to your local board of elections by noon on Saturday, May 5. At this point, you probably want to go in person so it arrives in time. The board of elections will then give you an absentee ballot. 
  3. Fill out your absentee ballot and send it in the mail or drop it off in person at your board of elections. If you're going to mail it, it must be postmarked by Monday, May 7, but you can drop it off in person before 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 8. A family member can also drop it off for you.

Additional Resources

Elections and Voting Information - Ohio Secretary of State website

Voting Rights: Frequently Asked Questions for People with Disabilities

Eligibility for Voting in Ohio 

If you have problems or questions related to voting, call Disability Rights Ohio at 614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542.

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