Ohio Election: What you need to know about absentee ballots, early and in-person voting

Ohio Election: What you need to know about absentee ballots, early and in-person voting
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MIAMI VALLEY — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is encouraging voters to request and vote by absentee ballots, however in person voting is expected to take place as scheduled.

The state has set Oct. 5 as the last day you can register to vote. In-person voting will take place on Nov. 3. Early voting will begin at local boards of elections on Oct. 6.

Here’s what you need to know about absentee ballots:

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  • Ohioans can begin requesting absentee ballots from their local board of elections today and the last day you should try to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 27, said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. You can download and print a request form here.
  • Local boards of elections will be permitted to begin sending out absentee ballots on Oct. 6.
  • Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2. Mailed ballots must be received at the board of elections by Nov. 13 to be counted in the final vote tally.
  • Absentee ballots can be returned in-person to board of elections before close of polls on Nov. 3.

ON ELECTION NIGHT:

The Ohio Secretary of State cautioned that results reported on election night will be unofficial results and will not account for any absentee ballots that arrive by Nov. 13 at Board of Elections that were postmarked by Nov. 2. The unofficial results also will not include any provisional ballots.

The final results from Election 2020 in Ohio will be released on Nov. 24.

Here’s a list of local board of elections addresses for you to return your absentee ballots to:

Auglaize County:

Telephone: (419) 739-6720

Mailing Address:

Auglaize County Board of Elections

209 South Blackhoof Street

Room 205

Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895-1901

Mercer County:

Telephone: (419) 586-2215

Mailing Address:

Mercer County Board of Elections

101 North Main Street

Suite 107 1st Floor

Celina, OH 45822

Logan County:

Telephone: (937) 599-7255

Mailing Address:

Logan County Board of Elections

225 South Main Street

Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Champaign County:

Telephone: (937) 484-1575

Mailing Address:

Champaign County Board of Elections

1512 So. US Highway 68

Suite L-100

Urbana, OH 43078.

Clark County:

Telephone: (937) 521-2120

Mailing Address:

Clark County Board of Elections

P.O. Box 1766

Springfield, OH 45501-1766

Shelby County:

Telephone: (937) 498-7207

Mailing Address:

Shelby County Board of Elections

230 E. Court Street

Sidney, OH 45365

Darke County:

Telephone: (937) 548-1835

Mailing Address:

Darke County Board of Elections

300 Garst Avenue

Greenville, OH 45331

Miami County:

Telephone: (937) 440-3900

Mailing Address:

Miami County Board of Elections

215 West Main Street

Troy, Ohio 45373

Montgomery County:

Telephone: (937) 225-5656

Mailing Address:

Montgomery Co. Bd. of Elections

Director, Jan Kelly

451 W. Third Street

Dayton, OH 45422

Greene County:

Telephone: (937) 562-6170

Mailing Address:

Greene County Board of Elections

551 Ledbetter Rd.

Xenia, OH 45385

Preble County:

Telephone: (937) 456-8117

Mailing Address:

Preble County Board of Elections

101 E. Main Street

Eaton, OH 45320

Warren County:

Telephone: (513) 695-1358

Mailing Address:

Warren County Board of Elections

520 Justice Drive

Lebanon, OH 45036

Butler County:

Telephone: (513) 887-3700

Mailing Address

Butler County Board of Elections

1802 Princeton Road, Suite 600

Hamilton, OH 45011

Clinton County:

Telephone: (937) 382-3537

Mailing Address:

Clinton County Board of Elections

111 S. Nelson Avenue

Suite 4

Wilmington, OH 45177