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Election Day is Tuesday: What You Need to Know

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 about by contacting their county board of elections.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
Under state law, voters have until noon on Saturday, November 3, to request an absentee ballot by mail from their county board of elections. Completed absentee ballots may be returned by mail or in person. If returning an absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by Monday, November 5, and arrive at the board of elections’ office within 10 days of Election Day in order to be eligible to be considered for counting. If returning an absentee ballot in person, it must be dropped off at the county board of elections by the close of polls on Election Day. Voters may not return their absentee ballot at a polling location. A completed ballot may be returned by a family member. For more information on absentee voting, visit MyOhioVote.com.

Secretary Husted has established uniform hours for in-person absentee voting to ensure voters have fair and equal access to the ballot during the General Election. In-person absentee voting is being held at the county boards of elections from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. through Friday, November 2; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4; and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5.

Voting on Election Day
The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m on Tuesday. Voters can find their polling location, check their registration and view a sample ballot by going to MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit.

Voters planning to cast their ballot in-person on Election Day should remember to bring proper identification. A list of acceptable forms of I.D. can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

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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