Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for November 7 General Election

 
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters the November 7 General Election is one week away, and the deadline to request an absentee ballot is Saturday, November 4 at noon.
 
The full, detailed and interactive 2017 elections calendar is available here.
 
Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there are 1,517 respective local issues that will appear before voters. Details are available here. Voters will also be deciding a number of local races and can obtain additional information on these contests by contacting their county board of elections.
 
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may request an absentee ballot by Saturday, November 4 at noon and return it to the appropriate county board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. Absentee ballots postmarked by November 6 will also be counted, but voters who choose to return their absentee ballot close to the deadline should consider delivering it to the board of elections to ensure it is counted. For more information, 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 November 7 General Election. Ohio voters can vote over the course of four weeks, including the weekend before Election Day. 
 
For more information, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office offers a full, detailed and interactive 2017 elections calendar, along with a detailed voting schedule.
 
Military & Overseas Voting
Early voting for military and overseas voters is already underway. Military voters who have not yet submitted a request for absentee ballots in 2017 may still do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com. Overseas voters can visit OhioVoterPassport.com. There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their 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 November 7 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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