Absentee Ballot Application

You may complete an Absentee Voter Application Form any of the following 3 ways: An application must be completed for each election in order to receive a ballot.

* NO FAXED ABSENTEE APPLICATION REQUESTS ARE PERMITTED BY LAW

  1. *Your printed name and voting residence.
  2. *The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent.
  3. *Your date of birth.
  4. *Form of ID last four of Social Security Number or Driver License Number.
  5. *The election for which you are requesting a ballot.
  6. *Your party choice, if the election is a Primary, or that you want to vote an issues-only ballot. (Under Ohio Election Law, the ballot you vote in a Primary Election determines your party affiliation).
  7. *(Must have the following statement above your name) I hereby declare, under penalty of election falsification, I am a qualified voter and the statements above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  8. *Your complete legal signature or mark.
  9. *Ohio Election Law does not recognize a Power of Attorney. If the voter is unable to sign, the voter must make a mark and may be witnessed and signed by another person.

Note:

  • All absentee ballots are counted.
  • The absentee ballot is the same ballot you would receive at the polls.
  • The absentee ballot results are the numbers you see on Election night at 7:30 on our web site.
  • If you request an absentee ballot, you will be required to vote provisional at the polls.
  • You cannot drop your absentee ballot off at the polls it will not be counted.
  • If voting in person, you may apply at the Board of Elections during regular office hours up to Monday before the election.
  • If requesting a ballot by mail, your written request must be received at the Board of Elections by noon on the Saturday prior to the election for which you are requesting the ballot.
  • Please request an absentee ballot as early as possible and allow enough time if returning ballot by mail delivery to meet the return deadline.
  • All voted absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day prior to the election (and received within 10 days after the election), or hand delivered to the Board of Elections office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Exception:

Ballots mailed from out of the country will be counted if received by the Board of Elections within 10 days following the election if post-marked by Election Day. If you have questions, please call the Board of Elections at 513-695-1358.

Absent Voter Ballot Application - Medical Emergencies

In the case of medical emergencies, the absentee ballot request deadline is 3:00 p.m. on Election Day. To be eligible under the provision, you or your minor child must be admitted to a hospital after 12:00pm Saturday before an election. A close relative may deliver and return your ballot to the Board of Elections before 7:30pm on Election Day. Please call our office for more information. https://www.sos.state.oh.us/globalassets/elections/forms/11-b.pdf