COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced voting for military and overseas voters begins tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, 2018 for the upcoming Primary Election scheduled for May 8.
The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available online.
Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com, while 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 mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media.
Information on the statewide ballot initiative can be accessed on the Secretary of State’s website.
In May, voters will weigh-in on races for Ohio’s statewide offices, as well as a total of 477 local issues across 83 counties. Additionally, there will be a number of local races, and voters can obtain additional information about these contests by contacting their county board of elections.
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may begin voting on April 10 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.
Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the May 8 Primary Election is April 9 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration 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.
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 Primary 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.