Early, In-Person Voting and Absentee Voting by Mail Starts Today!

October 12, 2016 / voting

Early, In-Person Voting

Locations for early, in-person are different for each county. Voters should check with their county board of elections to find out where they can vote early.

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

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wedesday-Friday, October 12-14
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 17-21
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, October 24-28
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 29
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 30
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, October 31-Friday, November 4
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 5
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, November 7

Prospective voters must provide valid identification at the polling place. Voters who are in line when the polling place closes must be allowed to vote.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee ballots allow voters to vote at home and mail in or drop off their ballot before Election Day. All registered voters in Ohio should have received an application for an absentee ballot in the mail shortly after Labor Day. Those who have not received an application or need a new one should contact their county board of elections.

People who prefer to vote absentee must first fill out the application for an absentee ballot and return it to their local board of elections, either by mail or in person, by noon on Saturday, November 5. Their board of elections will then send an absentee ballot, which also may be filled out and submitted by mail or in person.

Completed absentee ballots must be received by the voter's county board of elections before 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, or postmarked no later than November 7 and received no later than 10 days after the election. The voter or an eligible family member can also deliver a completed absentee ballot in person to the county board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

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