Voters Guide For Ohio

The coronavirus pandemic has expanded options for voters in November’s general election. This means you will have more ways to vote, including mail-in ballots and early in-person voting. But it also means many people have questions about how to vote. Here are answers to some common questions about voter registration, voting by mail, and early voting in person.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Ohio allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Ohio offers early voting.
Key dates and deadlines
Election day is Nov. 3
Registration deadlines
Online: Oct. 5
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 5
In person: Oct. 5
Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Received by Oct. 31
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 2
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 7:30 p.m.
Early voting
Oct. 6 - Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
For All of Your Answers
Check your voter registration status
Vote in person
Vote early
Ohio voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

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