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2015 Voter Registration Dates

October 5—The deadline to register for the November 3 general election.


Important 2015 Voting Information:

  • Visit the Ohio Secretary of State website for early in-person voting days and times.
  • May 5 —Primary Election Day: Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • November 3 —General Election Day: Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Update: Information regarding early voting opportunities


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 Your Vote Count

  • Locate your polling place. It may have changed, even if you have not moved.
  • Bring ID. For a full list of acceptable voter identification click here.
  • Be 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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Didn’t receive your absentee ballot? You can vote provisionally at your polling place.

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