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Ohio Early Voting 2014Updated 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 websitefor 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.


2015 Voter Registration Dates:

April 6—The deadline to register for the May 5 primary/special election.
October 5—The deadline to register for the November 3 general election.


Important 2015 dates affecting voting by absentee ballot:

January 1—Vote by Mail ballot applications will be accepted for 2015 elections.
May 5—Absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, must be received by boards of elections by the close of polls at 7:30 p.m.
May 15
—Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 4 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted.
November 3—Absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, must be received by boards of elections by the close of polls at 7:30 p.m.
November 13
Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than November 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted.


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.

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