Absentee and In-person Early Voting
An absentee voter is any qualified voter who votes by mail or in person prior to Election Day
HOW TO REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
OPTION 1: PRINT YOUR REQUEST AND MAIL IT TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Fill out your application online (Website), print it out and mail it
OPTION 2: HAVE AN APPLICATION MAILED TO YOU BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Call (419) 213-4001 to request an application be sent to you
OPTION 3: MAKE YOUR OWN APPLICATION AND MAIL IT IN
Any qualified voter whose registration information is current may request and vote an absentee ballot at any election without stating a reason.
A qualified voter who wishes to cast an absentee ballot must submit an application in writing to the Board of Elections in the county which the voter resides.
Voters may submit applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail beginning January 1st of the election year or 90 days before the election, whichever is earlier, and ending at 12:00 p.m. noon the Saturday before Election Day. Separate applications must be submitted for each election
Return of Absentee Ballot
Absentees returned by mail to the Board of Elections office MUST have proper postage affixed to the return envelope
The absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received at our Board of Elections office no later than the 10th day after Election Day
If returning an absentee ballot in person, it must be received at the Board of Elections office no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. The ballot must be returned by the voter or a family member
No one may return a voted absentee ballot to a precinct polling location
In-person Absentee Voting
Absentee voting for each election begins the day after the close of registration, which is 28 days before each election. This is for in-person absentee voting and voting by mail.
*NOTE - Only military and overseas voters can email their applications for absentee voter ballots. All other applicants must mail or deliver their applications to our office. Military and overseas voters can email their ballot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Federal Voting Assistance Program, providing voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens please visit fvap.gov