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Ohio Primary Election 2016 Information

Voter Registration


    Important 2016 Primary Dates
    Voter Registration
    February 16
    Deadline to Register or Update Voter Registration
    Vote By Mail
    February 17
    Early Voting Begins
    March 12- noon
    Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot
    March 14
    Deadline to Return Absentee Ballots (postmark)
    March 15 - 7:30 pm
    Deadline to Hand-Deliver Absentee Ballots to BOE
    Early In-Person Voting
    February 17 – March 4
    Early Voting  M-F 8 am - 5 pm
    March 5
    Early Voting  Saturday 8 am - 4 pm
    March 7-11
    Early Voting  M-F 8 am - 7 pm
    March 12
    Early Voting Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
    March 13
    Early Voting  Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
    March 14
    Early Voting  Monday 8 am - 2 pm
    Election Day
    March 15
    Polls Open 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

    Voting on Election Day

    The polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM every Election Day.


    Voting Early by Mail

    • To request an absentee ballot, you need to fill out and print an official absentee ballot application and mail it to your county's Board of Elections (find the address for your county here).  The application needs to be received by the Board of Elections at a minimum of 3 days before the date of the election.
    • You will receive your absentee ballot in the mail.  If you have not received it and are concerned, you can call your local county board of elections.
    • You can return your ballot by mail to your board of elections, or you can drop it off in-person at your Board of Elections up until the day before Election Day. 
     

    Voting Early In-person

     
      More Information on Voting in Ohio 

      **Contact Information: You can email us at ohiovoterrightscoalition@gmail.com with any questions on registering or voting in Ohio.  You can also call the 866-OUR-VOTE hotline.

      Vote Yes on Issue 1! Election Day is November 3rd!

      http://yesforissue1.org













      It's time for action. Voters will decide the fate of Issue 1 on November 3rd.

      Please consider volunteering your time today. We have several important ways for you to get involved around the state. View the latest listings and sign up for a shift on Volunteer Spot

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      More Ways to Take Action on Issue 1

      Email ohiovoterrightscoalition@gmail.com if you would like any Issue 1 materials for events or meetings between now and Election Day; there are a lot of materials that still need to be distributed!

      Edit your websites, blogs and social media pages today to include a "Vote Yes on Issue 1" message and a link to the website yesforissue1.org.

      Like and share #YesIssue1 messages on Facebook, and Retweet #YesIssue1 messages on Twitter until Election Day in order to drive more traffic to the yesforissue1.org website and build awareness about Issue 1.  

      Celebrate National Voter Registration Day

      Is Your Voter Registration Up to Date?

      Celebrate democracy with us on National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  Join us in the largest one-day effort to register voters all across the country.  Thousands of Ohioans need to register or re-register every year in order for their votes to be counted.  This Election Day help ensure that no one’s voice is shut out of the political process.

      Looking for a NVRD Event?
      Promote NVRD with other Social Media and Email Check out resources to spread the word about National Voter Registration Day through social media and email, including sample tweets, social media graphics, and sample language to email your friends to remind them to register to vote.


      Why Do You Vote?

      Tell us why you vote by posting content to your social media using the hashtag #whyIvote
      Tweet: Hey @votercoalition, I vote because... #whyIvote
      Click the bluebird to tweet why you vote!


      Important 2015 Election Dates

      • Registration Deadline - October 5
      • Early Voting begins - October 6
      • Election Day - November 3

      Early In Person Voting Schedule
      October 2015

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      Source: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/upload/news/2015-04-17.pdf

      Contact information for Ohio’s County Board of Elections can be accessed here.