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

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that absentee voting in the November 7th General Election begins tomorrow, October 11th for all registered Ohio voters. Additionally, the deadline to register to vote is today, October 10th.

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

Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there are 1,517 respective local issues that will appear before voters. Details are available here. Voters will also be deciding a number of local races and 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 November 7th General Election is today, October 10, 2017 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration in order to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

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

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 OhioMilitaryVotes.com. Overseas voters can visit OhioVoterPassport.com. 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 ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media. 

Voter Toolkit

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 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 November 7th General 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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