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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted


Early voting continues through the weekend, Election Day is Tuesday.

COLUMBUS – With just a few days to go before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today is encouraging voters to get out and vote in the November 4th General Election. There are a number of opportunities for voters to cast ballots on or before Election Day.

In-Person Absentee Voting
Now through Monday, voters can request and cast an absentee ballot in person each day, including Saturday and Sunday. Polls are open until 5:00 pm today and the remaining hours for early in-person voting are:

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, November 3, 2014: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Absentee Voting By Mail
TOMORROW at noon is the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail. Voters may download the application at and drop it off at their county board of elections. Completed ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday – the day before Election Day – or dropped off in person at board of elections prior to polls close at 7:30 pm on Election Day. Absentee ballots cannot be dropped off at polling locations.

Election Day Voting
Voters have 13 hours on Election Day when polls are open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. Those choosing this option need 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

Military & Overseas Voting
County Boards of Elections began mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday, September 20th, 45 days ahead of the election. Military and overseas voters who have not yet submitted a request for an absentee ballot may visit OhioMilitaryVotes.comto download an application and/or contact their county board of elections. Requests may be emailed and must be received by county boards of elections no later than noon on November 1, 2014.

What’s on the Ballot
In the 2014 General Election, Ohioans will vote for candidates for a number of statewide and local offices including Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Congress, General Assembly, Ohio Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, State Board of Education, and county offices. A list of statewide candidates is available here. For a list of all other candidates running, contact the county boards of elections.

In addition to candidates appearing on the ballot, voters will decide the outcome of 1,675 local issues, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments. A complete list of local issues is available online here.

Get Elections Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker
Ohio 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 election, whether they chose to cast their ballots by mail or in person. 


For more information, please contact Matt McClellan at (614) 995-2168.

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