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Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday, Early Voting Begins Tuesday

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the deadline to register to vote in the September 13, 2016 Special Democratic Congressional Primary Election is Monday, August 15, 2016.  

Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote in the September 13, 2016 Special Democratic Congressional Election is August 15 (30 days before the election). Voter registration forms are available at, county boards of elections and local libraries. If sent via U.S. mail, registration forms must be postmarked by August 15th to be considered valid. 

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may begin voting on August 16, 2016 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

Election Day Voting
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. 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

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.

Voter Toolkit


Military & Overseas Voting
Ballots for military and overseas voters became available on July 30th. 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. Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the General Election. Facebook users simply need to “like” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall. Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

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