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Military and Overseas Voting Begins Today

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced voting for military and overseas voters begins today, Friday, September 20, 2019 for the upcoming General Election scheduled for November 5, 2019.

The full, detailed and interactive 2019 elections calendar is available online.

Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting, overseas voters can visit Voters can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote & request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, and track the status of their mailed ballot.

In November, voters will weigh-in on a total of 1,509 local issues across 88 counties, in addition to locally elected positions. Voters can obtain additional information about these contests by contacting their county board of elections.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

  • All other Ohio voters may begin voting on October 8 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

  • The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the November 5 General Election is October 7 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

Voter Toolkit

  • The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.


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