Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters the May 8 Primary Election is one week away, and the deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is Saturday, May 5 at noon.
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Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters wanting to cast an absentee ballot by mail must request one by Saturday, May 5 at noon and return it to the appropriate county board of elections’ office by 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. Absentee ballots postmarked by May 7 will also be counted, but voters who choose to return their absentee ballot close to the deadline should consider delivering it to their county board of elections’ office to ensure it is counted. For more information on absentee voting, visit MyOhioVote.com
Secretary Husted has established uniform hours for in-person absentee voting to ensure all voters have fair and equal access to the ballot during the May 8 Primary Election. Ohio voters can vote over the course of four weeks, including the weekend before Election Day.
Military & Overseas Voting
Military voters who are already registered to vote, but have not submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com
, while overseas voters can visit OhioVoterPassport.com
. There they can download the Federal Post Card Application 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.