Absentee Ballots

Below is listed important information for those who wish to vote by absentee ballot in an Ohio election. This information is provided by www.ohio.gov. For the most up-to-date and complete information on absentee voting in Ohio please refer to www.sos.state.oh.us/. Some documents may require Adobe Acrobat Reader availabe for download below:

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Download an Official Absentee Ballot Application

How do I Apply?

Go to your local county board of elections and request an absentee ballot, or provide the necessary information on a piece of paper and send it to the Board (or simply print the above application, fill it out, and send it). This is the necessary information to apply for an absentee ballot:

  1. Write: “I’m a qualified elector and I’m requesting an absentee ballot for the March 17th Ohio Primary”
  2. List your:
    • Full Name
    • Date of Birth
    • County
    • Registration Address
    • Mailing Address (if different from your registration address)
    • Ohio driver’s license number OR last four digits of your Social Security number OR include a COPY of an acceptable form of ID
  3. Indicate the type of ballot you want: Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Issues only ballot (choose one)
  4. Sign and date your letter
  5. Affix postage, and mail it to your county board of elections.

Note: All voted absentee ballots must be received at the board office by 7:30 p.m. on election day or postmarked no later than the day before the election in order to be counted. Voters should request an absentee ballot as early as possible in order to meet the return deadline.