Early voting begins on October 7, 2014 for the general election. Voters can cast absentee ballots early by mail or in person without giving any reason.
Here is the schedule for early in-person voting. To find the location of your county’s early voting site, contact your county board of election.
- Tuesday, October 7 – Friday, October 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, October 13 – Friday, October 17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, October 25: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, October 27 – Friday, October 31: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 1: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, November 2: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, November 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Important dates affecting voting by absentee ballot:
November 1, 2014 – Vote by Mail ballot application deadline – must be received by boards of election by noon.
November 3, 2014 – Ballots mailed in the U.S. must be postmarked on or before this date.
Include proper postage on your ballot return envelope. Ballot envelopes are not postage-paid.
November 4, 2014
- Voted Absentee/Vote by Mail ballots must be returned to your Board of Elections by this day. Late applications will not be counted.
- Voted Absentee/Vote by Mail ballots returned in person must be received at the Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m.
- Voted Absentee/Vote by Mail ballots CANNOT be dropped off at a voting location.
The deadline to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 special election is October 6, 2014.
- Visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website to see if you are already registered. If not, you can complete and download a voter registration form.
- If you have moved since you last voted, be sure to fill out a change of address form. You can do it online, or fill it out by hand and mail it to your county board of elections.
Make sure your vote counts by:
- Locating your polling place. It may have changed, even if you have not moved.
- Bringing ID. For a full list of acceptable voter identification click here.
- Being on Time. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. By law, you have a right to vote if you are still in line when polls close.
If you experience a problem casting your ballot, report it! Contact:
- Your local board of elections.
- The Ohio Secretary of State or call toll-free: (877) 767-6446.
- The ACLU of Ohio via email at email@example.com, or by calling (216) 472-2200.
Didn’t receive your absentee ballot? You can vote provisionally at your polling place.
Download ACLU voter empowerment handouts.Distribute to friends, family, neighbors, students, and throughout the community. To place an order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (216) 472-2200.
- Voter Empowerment Card (PDF)