There’s still plenty of time to vote in Ohio for the 2020 Primary Election, but if you plan to do so there’s a few things you should know.
First, the deadline for voting is now April 28. Secondly, due to Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order, there will be limited in-person voting. That means the majority of people will cast their vote through a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
How do you get a Vote-By-Mail ballot? There are a few ways you can go about this.
- If you have a printer at home you can print out an Absentee Ballot Request, here. Once printed, you simply mail the ballot request to your individual county board of elections and they will send you an Absentee Ballot.
- You can also call your county's board of elections to request an absentee ballot by phone. Find your local board of election's number here.
- If you don’t have a printer, you can fill out this form to have an absentee ballot request mailed to you. You can then fill out the request form and mail that in to have an absentee ballot mailed to you.
- Another way to obtain a ballot is to make your own Absentee Ballot Request. Simply follow this guide, and mail it in.
If you voted prior to the original primary date of March 17, you don’t need to worry about anything—your vote still counts.
When it comes to sending your ballot in to be counted, as long as it is postmarked by April 27, it will be counted.
Visually impaired Ohioans or those with disabilities who need to vote in-person will still be able to do so. Voting for those individuals will only take place at the board of elections in their residing counties, not at precinct polling locations. Contact your local board of elections for more information. You can find a list of every county's board of elections, here.
A list of frequently asked questions about the upcoming primary election can be found, here.
In lieu of getting a “I voted” sticker in person, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has made a graphic that you can save and display on social media. You can find the graphic, here.