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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ohio’s Primary and Special Election is Tomorrow, May 5, 2015

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that Election Day is tomorrow, with polls opening at 6:30am and closing at 7:30pm. All voters should know their polling location and bring the proper form of ID.

Election Ballot Issues
Tomorrow, voters in 74 counties will decide numerous local races and 336 local issues. This includes school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments. 

Election Day Voting
Polls will be open from 6:30am – 7:30pm 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

Absentee Voting by Mail
Voters must 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, which is today, and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election (May 15, 2015). Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to county board of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. They may not be returned at polling locations.

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. 

Vote in Honor of a Veteran
With Vote in Honor of a Veteran, voters may demonstrate the pride they feel for a veteran by dedicating their vote to them. By participating in this program Ohioans help raise awareness about the importance of voting and highlight the powerful bond between our veterans and democracy. 



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