Voter Registration Deadline is Today, Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow
February 16, 2016 - 3:15 PM
COLUMBUS– Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today
reminded voters that absentee voting in the March 15th Presidential
Primary Election begins tomorrow, February 17, 2016 for all registered
Ohio voters. Additionally, the deadline to register to vote is today, February 16th.
Register to Vote/Update Your Address
The deadline to register to vote in the March 15, 2016 Primary
Election is today, February 16th (30 days before the election). Voter
registration forms are available at MyOhioVote.com,
county board of elections and local libraries. If sent via U.S. mail,
registration forms must be postmarked by February 16th to be considered
valid. All 88 county boards of elections, including the Secretary of
State’s office in downtown Columbus, will extend business hours until
9:00 p.m. today to accept registration forms.
Voters can also
check their voter registration status, update their information and
utilize the Online Change of Address System at MyOhioVote.com.
All Ohioans are encouraged to confirm and update their registration by
the end of the day, particularly if a voter has not voted in a long
time, changed their name or changed their residence.
Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
All Ohio voters may begin voting tomorrow, February 17, 2016 (first
day after the close of registration) via in-person and by mail-in
absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.
Husted has established uniform hours for in-person absentee voting to
ensure all voters have fair and equal access to the ballot during the
2016 Primary Election. Ohio voters can vote over the course of four
weeks, including two Saturdays and a Sunday.
The full, detailed and interactive 2016 elections calendar is available here and a detailed voting schedule is available here.
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