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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for next Tuesday’s Special Election

Election Ballot Issues
On February 4th voters in Franklin and Portage Counties will decide on 2 local issues.  A list of the local issues appearing on the ballot is available here and at

Absentee Voting by Mail
Voters have until Saturday, February 1, 2014, at noon to request an absentee ballot by mail. They may do so by contacting their county board of elections for more information, or by downloading an absentee ballot request form at

For those who have already received ballots, they should complete, sign and seal their voted ballots, taking care to provide the required information, including proper identification. Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after the election (February 14, 2014). Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to boards of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. They may not be returned at polling locations.

In-Person Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting began December 31, 2013, or 35 days before the election. For specific information including times and locations, contact your board of elections.

Election Day Voting
Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls must remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting

Check Your Registration
Not sure where to vote? Voters can easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, online at The online service is part of an ongoing effort by Secretary Husted to enhance the service available at The system is populated with information from county boards of elections. It is important to note that boards may make a last minute change to a person’s polling place that would not be reflected online, but voters would be notified by mail. Questions about information contained in the online system should be directed to county board of elections

Get Elections Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker
All voters are encouraged to link with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get elections information and updates throughout the year.  Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the Special Election. 


For more information, please contact Alexis Zoldan at (614) 995-2239.


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