What's Your Voting Plan?
Research shows that voters who articulate a plan for when/where they will vote are more likely to do so! In Ohio, voters have three choices: vote in-person on Election Day, in-person before Election Day, or vote absentee by mail. Each comes with their own rules and it’s important to understand them so as to avoid common voting mistakes.
- Ballots will be mailed beginning TODAY, October 6. In Hamilton County, you can track the status of your ballot here: votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/mail/
- It is recommended that you deliver your ballot to your local Board of Elections office (Hamilton County Board of Elections 4700 Smith Road). There’s a drop box open 24/7 and you can drop your ballot there up until 7:30 pm on Election Day. NOTE: On Election Day, you can ONLY return your ballot to the Board of Elections. You cannot turn it in at your polling place.
- You may also mail your ballot. Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 2 and received no later than November 13. To make sure your ballot arrives on time, mail it by October 20.
Early In-Person Voting
- Early in-person voting starts today, October 6 at your Board of Elections.
- If you've applied to vote absentee (by-mail), you can't vote a regular ballot in person on Election Day. You will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot. However, you ARE allowed to go and vote a regular ballot during early voting. If you do so it is recommended you bring your absentee ballot it with you so they can "spoil" it.
Vote In-Person on Election Day
- Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. You may choose to go to your polling place that day and cast your regular ballot as always. Remember to wear a mask and plan for possible delays.
For more questions about voting, call the non-partisan Election Protection line at 866-OUR-VOTE.
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