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Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or postmarked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Early Voting Begins October 12th

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 21 (Weekdays) - 8:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 - 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, October 29 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 30 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, October 31 through November 4 - 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 5 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, November 6 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, November 7 - 8:00am – 2:00pm

Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters, Tuesday, November 8 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Special Notice to Absentee Voters

The U.S. Postal Service estimates that it may take 2 to 5 days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail. To make sure your absentee ballot is counted, you have
the responsibility for returning your ballot by one of the following methods by the required deadline.

IN PERSON

If you are returning your absentee ballot in person to your board of elections, you must do so by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day Remember, your spouse, child or close relative may deliver your ballot to the board of elections for you

BY MAIL

If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, it must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day OR be postmarked by the day before Election Day. If you are mailing your ballot during the week before Election Day, you should take your ballot to USPS no later than the day before Election Day and ensure a postmark as follows:

  • If you use a postage label purchased at a USPS customer service window or vending machine, the date on the label is the postmark. This is the USPS recommended way to postmark your ballot. 
  • If you use postage stamps, ask that it be postmarked.

Bring ID Election Day

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio. 

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification

Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or postmarked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Early Voting Begins October 12th

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 21 (Weekdays) - 8:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 - 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, October 29 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 30 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, October 31 through November 4 - 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 5 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, November 6 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, November 7 - 8:00am – 2:00pm

Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters, Tuesday, November 8 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Special Notice to Absentee Voters

The U.S. Postal Service estimates that it may take 2 to 5 days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail. To make sure your absentee ballot is counted, you have
the responsibility for returning your ballot by one of the following methods by the required deadline.

IN PERSON

If you are returning your absentee ballot in person to your board of elections, you must do so by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day Remember, your spouse, child or close relative may deliver your ballot to the board of elections for you

BY MAIL

If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, it must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day OR be postmarked by the day before Election Day. If you are mailing your ballot during the week before Election Day, you should take your ballot to USPS no later than the day before Election Day and ensure a postmark as follows:

  • If you use a postage label purchased at a USPS customer service window or vending machine, the date on the label is the postmark. This is the USPS recommended way to postmark your ballot. 
  • If you use postage stamps, ask that it be postmarked.

Bring ID Election Day

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio. 

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification

Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or postmarked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Early Voting Begins October 12th

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Wednesday, October 12 through Friday, October 21 (Weekdays) - 8:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 - 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, October 29 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, October 30 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, October 31 through November 4 - 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, November 5 - 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, November 6 - 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, November 7 - 8:00am – 2:00pm

Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters, Tuesday, November 8 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Special Notice to Absentee Voters

The U.S. Postal Service estimates that it may take 2 to 5 days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail. To make sure your absentee ballot is counted, you have
the responsibility for returning your ballot by one of the following methods by the required deadline.

IN PERSON

If you are returning your absentee ballot in person to your board of elections, you must do so by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day Remember, your spouse, child or close relative may deliver your ballot to the board of elections for you

BY MAIL

If you are returning your absentee ballot by mail, it must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day OR be postmarked by the day before Election Day. If you are mailing your ballot during the week before Election Day, you should take your ballot to USPS no later than the day before Election Day and ensure a postmark as follows:

  • If you use a postage label purchased at a USPS customer service window or vending machine, the date on the label is the postmark. This is the USPS recommended way to postmark your ballot. 
  • If you use postage stamps, ask that it be postmarked.

Bring ID Election Day

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio. 

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification

Franklin County Board of Elections

Our mission here at the Franklin County Board of Elections is to provide election services, information and education to the residents of Franklin County so they can exercise their right to vote and have confidence that the elections are fair, impartial and accurate.