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Secretary Husted: Tomorrow is Ohio's August Special Election

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that tomorrow is the August Special Election where 28 local issues will be decided statewide.

Special Elections are held in May and August of every year except during Presidential Election years when Special Elections are only held in August. Local issues will be decided on the August 2nd Special Election ballot in Auglaize, Butler, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Franklin, Fulton, Geauga, Hamilton, Licking, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Mercer, Montgomery, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Shelby, Stark, Summit and Trumbull Counties. A complete list of issues is available here.

A full, detailed and interactive election calendar for the Special Election is available.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

Absentee voting for all eligible Ohio voters started on July 6, 2016 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

Voter Toolkit

The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.

Military & Overseas Voting

Ballots for military and overseas voters became available on June 18, 2016. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting or for overseas voters. There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media. All voters can also contact their county board of elections directly for more information.

Get Election Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker

All voters are encouraged to connect with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get election information and updates throughout the year.  


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