ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION
elector may vote by absent voterís ballot for an election.
How do I apply?
You may appear in person at the Board Office, apply
approximately 35 days prior to an election.
You may print and complete the
application for an absentee
available online and mail it to the Board of Elections.
You may call the Board of Elections and request that an
application for an absentee ballot be mailed to you.
You may write to the Board of Elections and request an absentee
ballot, giving the following information :
The following information
must be included on your
application or a ballot will not be issued to you.
What are the deadlines for voting an absentee ballot?
∑The last day ballots will be mailed is 3 days prior to an
election (Saturday before Election Day). All applications must
be received by the Board of Elections not later than 12:00 p.m.
∑The last day absentee voting is available at our office is the
Monday prior to an election by 2:00 p.m.
∑The deadline to request an absentee ballot for voters
hospitalized for medical emergencies is 3:00 p.m. on Election
Day. Representatives of the Board of Elections will deliver
ballots to voters hospitalized within the county.
∑Voted absentee ballots must be received at the Board Office by
7:30 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Ballots
mailed from out of the country will be counted if received by
the Board up to 10 days after the election, if post-marked by
Election Day, or for the Presidential Primary Election, up to 20
days after the election.
Voters should request an absentee ballot as early as possible in
order to meet the return deadline.
How do I return my absentee ballot?
∑ Absentee ballots can be mailed to the Board of Elections using
Absentee ballots can be hand delivered to the Board of Elections
by you or a close relative.
Who may vote using the armed service absentee ballot?
If you are serving in the U.S. armed forces on active duty
outside the state, you, your spouse and dependents may vote by
an armed service absentee ballot if you otherwise meet the
requirements for voting in Ohio. Your spouse and dependents may
vote by an armed service absentee ballot only if they left Ohio
to be with you.
What is the voting residence of a service member?
That place where you resided when you first entered the service,
unless you later establish a voting residence elsewhere in Ohio.
Must armed service absentee voters register?
How do I apply for an armed service absentee ballot?
You, your spouse or a close relative may request the Board of
Elections to mail a ballot to you. Application may be made in
person or by mail or fax. An Ohio application form or a federal
post card application may be used for convenience, but neither
is required; however, all mail requests must include the