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Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Deadline to register to vote is one week away for Ohio’s August 4th Special Election; Early voting begins next Tuesday.

COLUMBUS - Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that absentee voting begins July 7th for the 2015 August Special Election, where Ohioans will decide the outcome of several local issues. To participate, voters have one week left to get registered to vote or to update their voter information.

Election Ballot Issues
In total, 12 counties have 12 issues on the ballot in the August 4th Special Election. 

Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote for the August 4th Special Election is July 6th (30 days prior to the election). Voter registration forms are available at or from local boards of elections and other designated agencies, such as libraries and BMVs. Should voters have moved since the last election, they should also act now to update their voting address online at

In-Person Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting begins July 7th, the day after the close of registration. Secretary 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 easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, online at You may also contact your county boards of elections to check your registration and polling location. 

Election Day Voting
Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to 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

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 also 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. For more information on how to participate in this program visit


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