Ohio Votes 2018-02-05T16:34:15+00:00

The Deadline to Register for the May 8 2018 Primary Election is April 9

(You need a driver’s license to register online. If you don’t have one, you can register in-person or mail in a registration form.)

Early Voting for the May 8 2018 Primary Election

Ohio voters have two early voting options: mail in an absentee ballot or vote early in-person at your local board of elections. The State will not send you an absentee ballot application this year, but you can request one online.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is May 5, three days before the primary election. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by May 7, the day before the election. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections before the close of the polls at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Voter Engagement Training for Nonprofit Organizations

Click on the clips below to view video from OhioVOTES’ Sept. 19 training on how your agency can help engage your clients and staff in the democratic process. Here is a link to the full Powerpoint presentation.

Two-minute tutorial on homeless voting in Ohio

Part One: the whys and hows of nonprofit civic engagement

Part Two: the rules for registering new Ohio voters

Voter Empowerment Links

Check Your Registration
Voter ID Requirements
Find Your Board of Elections
Find Your Polling Place
Change Your Address Online
Become A Poll Worker
Early Voting
Voting Schedule
Voter Registration Form

OhioVOTES is a year-round, statewide, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) voter mobilization initiative. It galvanizes nonprofits based in low income Ohio communities to increase voter participation and join efforts for fair elections. It builds on the relationships these nonprofits already have with the people they serve. Unlike other groups who show up only during the election season, our network of housing providers, nonprofit health centers, multi-service centers, food pantries, community action, and homeless programs are well placed and trusted; they can help the people they regularly serve exercise their right to vote and stay engaged in the civic debate.  OhioVOTES works closely with Nonprofit Vote.

For more information on OhioVOTES, call Communications Director Marcus Roth at 614-280-1984 (ext. 111) or email him at marcusroth@cohhio.org.

2018 Primary Election Early Voting Hours

  • Apr. 10-13: 8 am – 5 pm

  • Apr. 16-20: 8 am – 5 pm

  • Apr. 23-27: 8 am – 5 pm

  • Apr. 30 – May 4: 8 am – 7 pm

  • May 5: 8 am – 4 pm

  • May 6: 1 pm – 5 pm

  • May 7: 8 am – 2 pm

2018 Ohio Election Dates

  • Primary Election Dates
  • Apr. 9 – Voter Registration Deadline for Primaries

  • Apr. 10 – Early Voting Begins

  • May 5 (noon) – Absentee Ballot Requests Due

  • May 7 – Deadline to Mail Absentee Ballots

  • May 8 – Primary Election Day (6:30 am – 7:30 pm)

  • Special Election Dates
  • July 9 – Voter Registration Deadline Special Election

  • July 10 – Early Voting Begins

  • Aug. 4 (noon) – Absentee Ballot Requests Due

  • Aug. 6 – Deadline to Mail Absentee Ballots

  • Aug. 7 – Election Day (6:30 am – 7:30 pm)

  • General Election Dates
  • Oct. 9 – Voter Registration Deadline General Election

  • Oct. 10 – Early Voting Begins

  • Nov. 3 (noon) – Absentee Ballot Requests Due

  • Nov. 5 – Deadline to Mail Absentee Ballots

  • Nov. 6 – Election Day (6:30 am – 7:30 pm)