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Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Friday, June 19, 2015

Military and Overseas Voting Begins Saturday

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that absentee voting for uniformed and overseas citizens begins tomorrow, Saturday, June 20, 2015 for the August 4th Special Election.

Election Ballot Issues
On August 4th, voters in 11 counties will decide 12 local issues, including three school levies. 

Military & Overseas Voting
County Boards of Elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday, June 20th, 45 days ahead of the election. Military and overseas voters who have not yet submitted a request for an absentee ballot may visit to download an application and/or contact their county board of elections.

Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or change your registration for the August Special Election is July 6, 2015, 30 days before the election. Currently registered voters who need to update their registrations can do so at

In-Person Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting begins on July 7, 2015. Secretary of State Husted has established uniform hours across Ohio for early in-person voting. Click here to see the schedule and contact your local board of elections for more details.

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

To cast an absentee ballot 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 and received no later than 10 days after the election (August 14, 2015). 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.

Check Your Registration
Not sure where to vote or if your voting address is up to date? Voters can now easily check their registration information, including voting address and polling location online at You may also contact your county board of elections to check your registration and polling location.

Election Day Voting
Polls are open 6:30am to 7:30pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls must remember to bring the proper form of identification and know their polling place and precinct.


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