Deadline to register to vote on Oct. 5

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Ohio election

Ohio election

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election is one week away, on Oct. 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 Nov. 3 General Election is Oct. 5 (30 days before the election). Voter registration forms are available at Voters who need to update their address also have until Oct. 5, and can use the Online Change of Address System available at

Military & Overseas Voting

Ballots for military and overseas voters became available on Sept. 19. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting or 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 Oct. 6 (first day after the close of registration) in-person and by mail. For more information, visit

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 Nov. 3 General Election and how to participate, all Ohioans are encouraged to visit

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