If there is anything 2020 has shown us, it’s that things can become extremely unpredictable – and very quickly. If you’re planning on voting on Election Day, you might be particularly wary of this unpredictability, especially since we saw primary polling places change rapidly with just days left to vote, and then in-person voting being cancelled completely on the originally scheduled Primary Election Day March 17, 2020. It’s important to note that there is still a chance that things will change – and with little notice. However, we will be with you every step of the way if they do, and we will make sure that you can cast your ballot with confidence.
As you may know, you can vote early in-person until the Monday before the election. Early in-person voting times can be found here. All registered voters may vote in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county. Most Ohio counties provide early voting at their local BOE, but Lucas and Summit counties have separate early voting centers. You can find more information on how to vote at your local BOE here.
There are two ways that you can find your polling location information, if you plan to vote in-person on Election Day, November 3:
You will need to input your first name, last name, and county. Once this information is input correctly, you will be provided with your polling location address, and precinct, US Congressional district, Senate district, and State Rep. numbers.
The Secretary of State’s website offers an interactive map as well has an HTML list of Ohio counties where you can search for your polling location. Once you click your county, you will be required to put in a house/street number as well as the street name and your zip code. Once this information is input correctly, you will be provided with your polling location address, school district, city/township, and precinct number. You’ll also be able to see your current elected US Senator(s), US House Representative(s), State Senator, and State House Representative(s).
With these two ways, finding your polling location should be pretty easy. However – and this is imperative – we advise that you double, triple, and quadruple check your polling location before you vote in-person on Election Day. Consider checking it when making your Election Day voting plan, check it again a few days later, again the night of November 2nd, and most definitely check it right before you begin your journey to the polls on November 3rd. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as we will constantly be providing updates on all things election.
And remember: Do not assume that the place you've always voted on Election Day is still your polling place. Keep calm and vote on – and don’t get out of line at all costs!