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Secretary Husted: Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters Available Tomorrow

Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for upcoming May 2 Primary & Special Election

COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced voting for military and overseas voters begins tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2017 for the upcoming Primary and Special Election held on May 2nd. 

The full, detailed and interactive 2017 elections calendar is available here

Voters in 74 counties may have a local race or issue on the ballot this May.  For information on local races, voters should contact their county board of elections.

Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for absentee ballots in 2017 may still do so by visiting Overseas voters can visit 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.  

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

All Ohio voters may begin voting on April 4, 2017 (first day after the close of registration) by in-person or mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit  

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the May 2nd Primary and Special Election is April 3, 2017 (30 days before the election). For the first time, voters may go to in order to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.  

Voter Toolkit

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.  

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. Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the Primary-Special 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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