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LaRose Highlights November Voter Registration Deadline

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote is TODAY, Monday, October 7, 2019.

"Every election matters, and the ones happening this November are going to have a direct impact in your backyard,” said LaRose. “Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to register by visiting It just takes a few seconds and will ensure you have the opportunity to have your voice heard this fall.”

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the November 5th General Election is TODAY, October 7 (28 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 registration forms may also be found at any office of, a County treasurer, Job and Family Services/Medicaid, Deputy Registrar, WIC, Department of Developmental Disability, State Mental Health Facilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Public High Schools, Vocational school and/or Offices in Public Colleges/Universities serving students with disabilities.
  • On Monday, October 7, 2019, if a Board of Election is conducting a general election on November 5, 2019, the Board of Election will remain open until 9:00 p.m. for the purposes of voter registration.


Registering Students at the Mahoning Valley Career & Technical Center

In-Person Absentee Voting Hours

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 marks the first day of in-person absentee voting and the first day of absentee voting by mail.


  • October 8-11: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 15-18: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 21-25: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • October 28-31: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


  • November 1: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 2: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • November 3: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 4: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

*Special Note Columbus Day – October 14, 2019

  • Recently, each board was surveyed to obtain information on what its plan was for its hours of operation on October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day). The vast majority of boards planned to be closed to in-person absentee voting on Columbus Day. Therefore, in keeping with the agreement that resolved a lawsuit between former Secretary Husted and the NAACP that calls for uniform and consistent in-person absentee voting hours throughout the state and permits boards to be closed to in-person absentee voting on any state holiday that falls within the early voting period, each board must be closed for in-person absentee voting on October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day), and for state holidays in odd numbered years going forward. This does not apply to 2020, or other even numbered years. Boards must place signage at their office alerting voters to this schedule.

Absentee Voting by Mail & In-Person

  • All voters in areas holding a primary election may begin voting, Tuesday, October 8 (first day after the close of registration) via in person or by mail-in absentee ballot.

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