DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE? WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?
You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
- You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
- You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.
You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines:
- April 5, 2021 for the May 4, 2021 primary/special election
You can complete the registration process by clicking here.
If you have completed the registration process and want to check the status of your registration, click here.
IS ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL AN OPTION?
Yes, and you must begin the process by requesting an absentee ballot, which can be completed three different ways:
- Print your request and mail it to your county board of elections
- Have an application mailed to you
- Make your own application and mail it in.
If you return your absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. By state law, a postmark does not include a date marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) estimates that it may take two to five days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail.
If you are returning your voted ballot by mail during the week before Election Day, you should take it to USPS no later than the day before Election Day and ensure it receives a postmark as follows:
- If you use a postage label purchased at a USPS customer service window or vending machine, the date on the label is the postmark. This is the USPS-recommended way to postmark your ballot.
If you use postage stamps, ask that it be postmarked.
If you plan to deliver your voted ballot to your Board of Elections, you must adhere to the following:
- If you return your ballot to the board in person, or if a near relative (voter’s spouse or the voter’s father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece) delivers it for you, the board of elections must receive your ballot no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
- If you are a member of the uniformed services or a voter outside of the United States, the ballot must be mailed not later than 12:01 a.m. on Election Day at the place where you are located.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING?
Early in-person voting schedules are the same for both the Greene County Board of Elections and the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
|April 6 - April 9||Times TBD|
|April 12 - April 16||Times TBD|
|April 19 - April 23||Times TBD|
|April 24||Times TBD|
|April 25||Times TBD|
|April 26 - April 30||Times TBD|
|May 1||Times TBD|
|May 2||Times TBD|
|May 3||Times TBD|
To find your early voting location, please click here.
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR ELECTION DAY?
Polls are open in Ohio on May 4 starting at 6:30 am and closing at 7:30 pm.
To find your polling location, please click here.