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Election Day is Next Tuesday: What You Need to Know

COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that there is still time to vote in the May 2nd Primary & Special Election. By the close of the polls on May 2nd, Ohio voters will have had four weeks to cast their ballots during the early voting period that began on April 4th.  

Absentee Voters
The deadline to submit a request to receive an absentee ballot by mail is TOMORROW, Saturday, April 29th at noon for voters who have a May Primary and/or Special Election. Completed absentee ballots being returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, May 1st and arrive at your board of elections within 10 days of the election in order to be counted. Voters who have not yet mailed their ballot are encouraged to drop it off in-person at their county board of elections before the polls close at 7:30pm on May 2nd. A voted ballot may also be returned by a family member.  

Secretary Husted has also established uniform hours for in-person absentee voting to ensure all voters have fair and equal access to the ballot during the May 2nd Primary and Special Election. Early, in-person voting hours are available through the weekend and on Monday.   

Voting on Election Day
Polls will be open throughout the state on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6:30am until 7:30pm. Voters can find their polling location, check their registration and view a sample ballot by going to  

Voters planning to cast their ballot in-person on Election Day should remember to bring proper identification. A list of acceptable forms of I.D. can be found on the Secretary of State’s website here.


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 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 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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