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Deadline to Register to Vote in Upcoming Special Election is Today, Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow

COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that absentee voting in the August 8th Special Election begins tomorrow, July 11th for all registered Ohio voters. Additionally, the deadline to register to vote is today, July 10th.  

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

There are 11 local issues on the ballot in 10 counties. Details are available here. Voters can obtain additional information on these contests by contacting their county board of elections.  

Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the August 8th Special Election is today, July 10, 2017 (30 days before the election). 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. If sent via U.S. mail, registration forms must be postmarked by July 10th to be considered valid.  

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may begin voting tomorrow, July 11, 2017 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit  

Military & Overseas Voting
Early voting for military and overseas voters is already underway. 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.


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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