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July 9 is Deadline to Register to Vote in Ohio's Upcoming Special Election

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the August 7 Special Election and Special 12th Congressional District General Election is a week away on July 9.
In August, voters will weigh in on a total of four local issues across seven counties. Additionally, voters in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District will elect a new representative to complete the remainder of the term in the United States House of Representatives seat that was left vacant following former Congressman Pat Tiberi’s retirement earlier this year. The 12th Congressional District is composed of Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, and Richland Counties. A congressional district map can be found online.
The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available online.
Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the August 7 Special Election is July 9 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to 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.
Military & Overseas Voting
Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may do so by visiting, while 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.
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All voters in areas holding a special election may begin voting on July 10 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person or by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

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 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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