Starting today the polls are open across the Buckeye State
In Ohio, you don't have to wait until Election Day--you can vote early.
Most counties hold early voting at their Board of Elections, but some hold it at a different location.
Early in-person vote hours are October 2nd-November 5nd, Monday-Friday, at the following times:
- Oct. 2nd - Oct. 19th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 8th: Closed for Columbus Day
- Oct. 22nd - Nov. 1st: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Additional special hours:
- Last day to register & vote at the same time: October 9th 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Early vote in person: November 2nd 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Early in-person voting may be available the final three days prior to Election Day. Check back at Gottavote.com or email email@example.com for the latest information.
WHAT TO BRING TO VOTE EARLY
If you've voted in a federal election in Ohio before, all you need to vote early are the last four digits of your social security number.
If you are a first time voter, bring any ONE of the following forms of identification:
- Your current and valid Ohio driver's license or ID card
- Your current and valid Military ID
- Copy of your most recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address
Note: All voters in line when the early vote site closes may cast a ballot.
VOTE BY MAIL
You can also vote early by mail in Ohio. You can request a ballot any time from now until noon on November 3rd.
Once you receive your ballot, be sure to follow the instructions--and don't forget to sign the ballot. Leave the stub attached to the ballot; do not rip it off.
Be sure to mail your ballot back to your county's Board of Elections with the correct amount of postage. Most counties require more than one stamp. Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked no later than November 5th.
NOTE: Once you request a mail ballot, you have to vote with that ballot. If you request a ballot, and then try to vote in person, you will have to vote by provisional ballot.