COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the 2018 General Election is next Tuesday, October 9. 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 1,661 local issues and a number of local races, which voters can obtain additional information on 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 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.
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 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.
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.