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Election Day is Next Tuesday: What You Need to Know

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding voters there is still time to vote in the August 8th Special Election. By the time polls close on Tuesday, Ohio voters will have had four weeks to cast their ballots during the early voting period that began on July 11th.  

Absentee Voters
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Special Election is TOMORROW, Saturday, August 5th at noon. Completed absentee ballots being returned by mail must be postmarked by Monday, August 7th 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 prior to the polls closing at 7:30pm on August 8th. A completed 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 August 8th Special Election. Early, in-person voting hours are available through the weekend and on Monday.   

Voting on Election Day
Polls will be open on Tuesday from 6:30am until 7:30pm . Voters can find their polling location, check their registration and view a sample ballot by going to MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit.  

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.  

Voter Toolkit
The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their mailed absentee ballot.    

Voter Toolkit

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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