Early voting for the fall 2019 election is on!

While most media attention is already focused on the 2020 presidential election, there is an election going on right now that could have an even bigger impact on your life.

The Nov. 5 General Election gives voters the chance to pick the people who represent them on city council, county commissions, township boards, mayors’ offices and courtrooms in communities throughout Ohio. The election also empowers voters to make important decisions on local issues, like tax levies and local government initiatives, and pick candidates for city council.

And you don’t have to wait until Nov. 5 to vote. You can voter early by mail any time between now and Nov. 4. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 2 and mail your ballot back to your county board of elections by Nov. 4.

Or you can vote early in-person at your county’s early voting location. (Check with your local board of elections for the location). All early voting centers throughout the state have the same early voting schedule:

  • Oct. 8-11: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 15-18: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 21-25: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Oct. 28-31: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Nov. 1: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 3: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 4: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit our Ohio Votes webpage for more details on how you can participate in the 2019 election and empower your community by helping to get out the vote.