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2018 General Election Advisory: Voter Registration Deadline is Today, Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminded voters that the start of absentee voting in the November 6 General Election is TOMORROW, October 10, for all registered Ohio voters. Additionally, TODAY, October 9, is the final day to register to vote 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 1,661 local issues across the state 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 today, 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. Voters who have not yet returned their registration form are encouraged to deliver it in-person to their board of elections before 9:00 p.m. The Secretary of State’s Office in Downtown Columbus will also be open until 9:00 p.m. to receive registrations.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All voters may begin voting, tomorrow, 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.

 

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 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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