Currently, registered voters can vote early starting the day after the close of voter registration either by mailing in an absentee ballot or voting via absentee ballot in-person at your local board of elections.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Voters using voting machines

Submit a completed absentee ballot request form to your board of elections. In the meantime, visit their website to check out a sample ballot. Absentee ballots are available beginning 28 days before Election Day. Follow instructions carefully and mail your completed ballot as early as possible. For Ohio voters in the military or who are overseas, mail-in voting begins 45 days before Election Day, and the absentee ballots must be received no later than 10 days after Election Day.

Important 2018 Dates: Early In-person Voting

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018

  • October 10–12: Early in-person voting, 8a.m.–5p.m.
  • October 15–19: Early in-person voting, 8a.m.–5p.m.
  • October 22–26: Early in-person voting, 8a.m.–5p.m.
  • October 27: Early in-person voting, 8a.m. – 4p.m.
  • October 29 – November 2: Early in-person voting, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • November 3: Early in-person voting 8a.m.–4p.m.
  • November 4: Early in-person voting 1p.m.–5p.m.
  • November 5: Early in-person voting 8a.m.–2p.m.
  • November 6: Election Day polls open 6:30 a.m. ‐ 7:30 p.m. Voters are able to drop off absentee ballot at their county board of elections office until 7:30 p.m.

Click here for Ohio's statewide voting schedule and check with your local board of elections for more specific information on when and where to vote.

Problems voting? Fill out our Voter Complaint Form.

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