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OHIO: Voting Begins Tomorrow

2016 Presidential Election Advisory

Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for 2016 Presidential Election.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that absentee voting for the November 8th Presidential Election begins tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 for all registered Ohio voters, both in-person and by mail-in ballot. Important dates to remember for this election are outlined below.

Eligible voters must register by today in order to cast a ballot in the General Election.

October 2016 Voting Schedule

1,804 local issues, including levies for police and fire services as well as school funding, will appear on ballots across Ohio. A comprehensive list of local questions can be downloaded here.

The full, detailed and interactive 2016 elections calendar is available here.

A full list of candidates (including write-in candidates) for President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator, Members of Congress, Members of the Ohio General Assembly, Members of the State Board of Education, Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and Judges of the Court of Appeals is available for download by clicking here.

Candidates for local office are certified by the individual county boards of elections. Contact information for the 88 county boards is available online here.

Register to Vote or Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election is today, October 11, 2016 (30 days before the election – Article V, Ohio Constitution). Voter registration forms are available at Voters who have not yet returned their registration form are encouraged to deliver it in-person to their board of elections before 9:00 p.m. The Secretary of State’s Office in downtown Columbus will also be open until 9:00 p.m. to receive registrations.

Voters who need to update their address also have until today, October 11th and can use the Online Change of Address System available at

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may begin voting tomorrow, October 12, 2016 (first day after the close of registration) both in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit Nearly 1.1 million Ohioans have already requested an absentee ballot. Click here to read more.

Online 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

Get Election Updates & 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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