VOTING is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your community. Every person in the United States is represented by elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Voting allows the people to choose these representatives in the government. It ensures we have a voice and it ensures that our voices are heard.
You can register to vote, update your voter registration information, view voting options and much more at the Ohio Secretary of State website.
ACCESSIBLE ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Ohio has a remote ballot marking system for use by voters with a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This system allows Ohio voters with a qualifying disability, the ability to request an accessible absentee ballot via email and to mark his or her ballot privately and independently, and to then mail it in to his or her county board of elections.
The application form for accessible absentee ballots is entitled “Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot by a Voter with a Disability & Request to Use Remote Ballot Marking System” and is available on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. The applications should be completed electronically, printed, signed, put in an envelope (with the correct postage) and mailed to your local board of election.
You will then receive an electronic link for the absentee ballot which will allow you to use a screen reader and/or remote ballot marking device to vote privately and independently. The completed absentee ballot can then be printed and mailed in to your county board of elections just like any other absentee ballots.
Voting Schedule for the 2022 Elections
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION
September 23: Military and Overseas Absentee Voting begins
October 11: Deadline to Register to Vote
October 12: Absentee Voting by Mail begins (ends November 7)
October 12: Early In-Person Voting begins
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING HOURS FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER (November 8, 2022 General Election)
October 12-14: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 17-21: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 24-28: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 29: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 31: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 1-4: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 5: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 6: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 7: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
November 5: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (Noon)
November 7: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date
November 8: General Election: Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
November 8: Absentee Ballots May Be Returned by Mail or Personally Delivered to Your County Board of Elections. If Not Returned by Mail, Absentee Ballots Must Be Received by Your Board of Elections by 7:30 p.m.
November 18: Last day for boards to receive mail-in ballots that have been postmarked on or before November 7.