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.
- 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.
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.
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)