Election 2020: Early voting begins in Ohio

Election 2020: Early voting begins in Ohio
2020 election campaign pins on American flag, vote button for voters (Konstantin Postumitenko)

MIAMI VALLEY — Early voting in Ohio began on Oct. 6 and boards of elections across the Miami Valley use a variety of ballot casting methods to ensure your vote this election is counted.

Early voting hours and dates are set by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office.

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EARLY VOTING HOURS:

  • Oct. 6-Oct. 9: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 12-Oct. 16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 19-Oct. 23: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 24: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 25: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 26-Oct. 30: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 2: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here is where you can vote early in your county:

  • Auglaize County: Auglaize County Board of Elections, 209 S Blackhoof St. Ste 205, Wapakoneta OH 45895
  • Butler County: Butler County Board of Elections, 1802 Princeton Rd., Ste 600, Hamilton OH 45011
  • Champaign County: Champaign County Board of Elections, 1512 S US Hwy 68, Ste L100, Urbana OH 43078
  • Clark County: Early Vote Center, 300 South Fountain Ave., Springfield OH 45506
  • Clinton County: Clinton County Board of Elections, 111 S Nelson Ave., Ste 4, Wilmington OH 45177
  • Darke County: Darke County Board of Elections, 300 Garst Ave., Greenville OH 45331
  • Greene County: Greene County Board of Elections, 551 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia OH 45385
  • Logan County: Logan County Board of Elections, 225 S Main St., Bellefontaine OH 43311
  • Mercer County: Mercer County Board of Elections, 101 N Main St., Celina OH 45822
  • Miami County: Miami County Board of Elections, 215 W Main St., Troy OH 45373
  • Montgomery County: Montgomery County Board of Elections, 451 W Third St., Dayton OH 45422
  • Preble County: Preble County Board of Elections, 101 E Main St., Ste 105, Eaton OH 45320
  • Shelby County: Shelby County Board of Elections, 230 East Court St., Sidney OH 45365
  • Warren County: Warren County Board of Elections, 520 Justice Dr., Lebanon OH 45036

In the Miami Valley this is how you can plan to cast your ballot if you plan to vote early:

  • Optical scan paper ballots, which are a pre-printed paper ballots that are handmarked by the voter and scanned in tabulator, are used in the following counties: Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, Miami, Clark, Champaign, Warren, Clinton and Preble counties.
  • Hybrid ballots, which are ballots that are cast on a touchscreen by the voter, printed and then scanned by a tabulator, are used in the following counties: Montgomery, Darke and Mercer counties.
  • Electronic ballots, which are cast using a direct recording electronic machine with voter-verified paper audit trail, are used in the following counties: Greene and Butler counties.