Absentee Ballot Application to Vote by Mail

To request an absentee ballot today:

  1. Fill in the fields below.
  2. Press the "Download & Print" button at the bottom of the page. *

    *Please note that you may need to disable your browser's popup blocker to open the completed form

  3. Open the downloaded file and verify your information.
  4. Print the downloaded document, sign, put the completed form in an envelope with the correct postage and mail it to your county board of elections.

If you have trouble using the HTML form below or you are hospitalized, a military or overseas voter, or have a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities act, follow this link to download a blank absentee request form.

It is recommended you check your registration status. You can do so (once your form is completed and submitted) by contacting your local board of elections. If your information has changed since the last time you voted and you have not yet updated your voter registration, follow this link to update your address online or if your name has changed, follow this link to complete a new voter registration.

The first date that an application may be made for elections in 2021 is January 1, 2021.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the following election is as follows:

  • 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021 for the November 2, 2021 General Election

Military and Overseas Voters

Note: State and federal law make additional accommodations for military and overseas voters. Please visit MilitaryVotes.Ohio.gov for more information.

Voter Name

Per Ohio Revised Code section 3509.03, the following must be provided to be considered a valid application


Contact Information

Date of Birth


Address at Which You Are Registered to Vote

(If different from home address):

Voter Identification

You must choose one of the identification options below. Depending on which identification box you check, please input the corresponding information.

Check only one. If the Ohio Driver License number option is selected, please provide your Ohio Driver License number. If the last four digits of your Social Security number option is selected, please provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you choose to send in a copy of your identification, be sure to send it in the envelope with your absentee ballot request.

Choose an Identification Option
  • Make a copy of a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that contains your name and current address.

Election for Which You Would Like to Vote Absentee

Choose the TYPE of election in which you would like to vote (choose only one)
  • 1.

If your precinct has an election that you are eligible to vote in that is not listed above, please visit your county board of elections website or contact your county board of elections directly to request an absentee ballot application. An application may be completed and then printed here.

Poll Worker

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NOTE: After clicking "Download & Print" verify your information and print the absentee ballot application. You must then sign, date and mail the application to your county board of elections.