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1. Who Can Vote
2. How Can I Request An Absentee Ballot?
3. What Information Do I Need To Include On My Request?
How May I Return My Request?
5. When Must My Absentee Ballot
6. Armed Services/Overseas Citizens
7. Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
8. Medical Emergencies
Who Can Vote Absentee?
Any qualified elector may vote by absent voterís ballot
for an election.
- Your name and home address.
- The election for which you
are requesting a ballot.
- Your date of birth.
- One of the following:
driverís license number; or
last four digits of your social security number; or
copy of your current and valid photo identification or a
copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government
check, paycheck, or other government document that shows
your name and address.
- If the election is a
primary, your party choice, or that you want to vote an
mailing address to which you want your ballot sent.
- You must state that you are
a qualified elector.
- Your signature. (May not
be signed by Power of Attorney)
- mailing it to the Board of Elections for your
- hand-delivering by you or a relative to the
Board of Elections office
Absentee Ballot Request
Your absentee ballot
must be received by the Board of Elections for your county before
7:30 PM on Election Day to be counted!
If you are a member on active duty in the US Armed
Services outside the state, your spouse and dependents may vote by an
armed services absentee ballot if you otherwise meet the requirements
for voting in Ohio. Your spouse and/or dependents may vote by an
armed services ballot only if they left Ohio to be with you.
voting residence of a service member is that place where you resided
when you first entered the service, unless you later established a
voting residence elsewhere in Ohio.
may go to
to download Form 76A (Registration and Application Ballot Request).
Please completely fill out the form and sign it. The application is good
for the calendar year in which it was mailed. Ohio does not
require a witness/notary. For further questions, you may want to
download the Voting Assistance Guide for Ohio or contact the Federal
Voting Assistance Program.
Ohio allows you to use
the Federal Write-In Absentee
Ballot (FWAB) for voting in primary, special, and general elections
for Federal, State, and local offices and non-candidate ballot issues.
If you are registered and have requested your absentee ballot, feel free
to use the
FWAB to vote anytime
before an election. Please note that Ohio does not allow you to
use this form as a registration form. This form can be obtained by
If you have further questions on the use of the
FWAB, please consult the
Voting Assistance Guide for Ohio or contact the Federal Assistance
An absentee ballot may be requested until 3:00 p.m. on
Election Day in the case of a medical emergency (Form
11-B, Application For Absent Voterís Ballot by Voter Hospitalized or
Whose Minor Child is Hospitalized, Because of an Accident or
Unforeseeable Medical Emergency). Please call the Board of Elections
937-378-3008 for further information.