Deadline to Register to Vote is One Week Away


COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2015 General Election is one week away, on October 5. Important dates to remember for this election are outlined below.

1736 local issues, including levies for police and fire services as well as school funding, will appear on ballots across Ohio. A comprehensive list of local questions can be downloaded here.

Information on the three statewide ballot initiatives can be accessed on the Secretary of State’s website here.

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

The deadline to register to vote in the November 3, 2015 General Election is October 5th (30 days before the election). Voter registration forms are available at MyOhioVote.com. Voters who need to update their address also have until October 5th, and can use the Online Change of Address System available at MyOhioVote.com.

Military & Overseas Voting

Ballots for military and overseas voters became available on September 19th. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com or OhioVoterPassport.com for overseas voters. There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media. All voters can also contact their county board of elections directly for more information.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

Ohio voters may begin casting absentee ballots on October 6, 2015 (first day after the close of registration) in-person and by mail. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.

Voting Information and Resources

To register to vote, update voting information, request an absentee ballot, find contact information for Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections or obtain more general information about the November 3rd General Election and how to participate, all Ohioans are encouraged to visit MyOhioVote.com.

Get Election Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker

All voters are encouraged to connect with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get election information and updates throughout the year. There they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the General Election. Facebook users simply need to “like” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall. Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

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