COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, September 22, 2018, for the upcoming general election. The full, detailed and interactive 2018 elections calendar is available on the Secretary of State’s website.
In November, voters will decide a statewide ballot initiative, as well as races for both state and federal offices. There will also be a number of local issues and races, and voters can obtain additional information by contacting their county board of elections.
Military & Overseas Voting
County boards of elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday, September 22 – 45 days ahead of the election. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may 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.
Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the November 6 General Election is October 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.
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All voters may begin voting on October 10 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.
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 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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