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Ohioans - Early voting has begun!

Ohio’s Voter Registration deadline was on 10/6.

The Election Protection App, 
which allows you to check your registration, find your polling location, and more, is now available. Download the app at Google Play or search for ‘Election Protection’ in iTunes. Find more information on the app and the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline at www.866ourvote.org

Due to the Supreme Court's last minute decision this week, absentee and in-person early voting began Tuesday, 10/7. Find our updated election calendar and more information about voting in Ohio this year at http://bit.ly/Voting-in-Ohio

Supreme Court Halts Early Voting in Ohio; Voting to Begin October 7

Late Monday afternoon, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision delaying the start of early voting. The High Court ruled that early voting will begin in Ohio on Tuesday, October 7. The decision came just a day before boards of elections all across the state were preparing to open the polls.

The Ohio Conference of the NAACP, the ACLU, and other civil rights plaintiffs had challenged  state law S.B. 238 and directives that have dramatically slashed early voting opportunities in Ohio. The Ohio Attorney General, on behalf of Secretary of State Jon Husted, appealed the decision of the Sixth Circuit and a federal district court, which had previously ordered early voting to begin September 30 and to include additional evening and weekend hours. 

As a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling, this fall the days and hours of early voting will be as follows:
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7 through Friday, Oct 10
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 14 through Friday, Oct 17
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct 20 through Friday, Oct 24
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct 25
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct 27 through Friday, Oct 31
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov 1
  • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov 2