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For the May 3rd, 2022 Primary Election ONLY, Secretary LaRose has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to provide military and overseas voters with an additional 10 days to return their absentee ballots, so long as those ballots are mailed by the close of polls on May 3rd, 2022. Read the full agreement.

Both federal and state laws govern absentee voting by uniformed services and overseas United States citizens. The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act are federal laws enacted to protect the rights of United States citizens to vote in federal elections while they are serving in the uniformed services or residing overseas. The Ohio General Assembly has incorporated those federal protections into the Ohio Revised Code and has extended them to state and local elections.