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Deadline to Register:
Monday, October 6

Important Dates

Make Sure Your Vote Counts

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Ohio Early Voting 2014

Updated 09.29.14 – Due to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, the early voting schedule has changed. The below information reflects the days and times previously set by Ohio Secretary of State Husted, and subsequently reestablished as a result of the decision. Check the Secretary of State’s website for updates.

The revised early voting period lasts from October 7 through November 3.

On weekdays between October 7 and October 31, you can vote in person at your local board of elections from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, October 13, boards of elections will be closed for Columbus Day. On Monday, November 3, boards of elections will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Weekend voting
Two Saturdays are available: October 25 and November 1. On those days, boards of elections will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. One Sunday is available: November 2. On that day, boards of elections will be open 1 to 5 p.m.

Golden Week
For the 2014 election, Golden Week—the week when, in past elections, you could register and vote in person on the same day—has been eliminated by a court ruling.

Evening voting
For the 2014 election, evening hours have been eliminated.

The deadline to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 general election was October 6, 2014.

Important dates affecting voting by absentee ballot:
November 1, 2014Vote 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.

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:


Didn’t receive your absentee ballot? You can vote provisionally at your polling place.


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