Voting Information

The 2020 General Election is just around the corner. As you plan your vote, here are the key dates to keep in mind :

  • October 5: Voter registration deadline
  • October 6: Early voting and mail-in voting begins
  • October 31: Deadline to request absentee ballot
  • November 2: Early voting and mail-in voting ends
  • November 3: Election Day

Register to Vote

You must register to vote or update your voter registration no later than 30 days before the fall election, or October 5, 2020 for the 2020 election.  To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

You can register to vote online in Ohio by visiting the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.  To register online,  you will need to provide the following:

  • Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

If you do not have this information readily available, you can also register to vote by filling out a paper registration form and sending it to your county board of elections.

Voting from Home

All registered voters in Ohio can vote from their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 31 at 12:00 p.m.  However, be sure to request your ballot early to avoid potential delays.

Here are the steps you must take to request and vote an absentee ballot.

Complete an absentee ballot request form

    • Print your own absentee ballot request form online.
    • Write an application with the required information on a blank sheet of paper.
    • Call your local board of elections and ask them to send you a form.
    • If you are registered to vote, return the absentee ballot application you should have received in the mail.

Mail the request form

Mail the absentee ballot request form to your local board of elections.

Wait to receive your ballot

You can track the status of your ballot here.  If you have questions about your absentee ballot request, call your local board of elections.

Return your voted ballot

Return your completed ballot as soon as possible. You have two options for returning your ballot:

  1. Mail your ballot to your local board of elections.  Please note: If you are returning your ballot by mail , it must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day.
  2. Drop off your completed ballot at your local board of elections before November 3 at 7:30 p.m.

In-Person Voting

You can still vote in person either early or on election day.

Early Voting

Early voting runs from October 6 to November 2, 2020.  For information on early voting in Cuyahoga County, click here.  For information on early voting in Summit County, click here.

Election Day

In-person voting on Election Day will happen at polling locations based on where you live.  To find your polling location, click here.