- Registration closes Tuesday, Oct 9
- Absentee voting begins Wednesday, Oct 10
The State of Ohio is deploying an army of roughly 35,000 poll workers at polling places throughout the State to assist voters in the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 General Election as two candidates, Richard Cordray (D) and Mike Dewine (R) battle to replace Governor John Kasich.
A statement by the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said, “the polls will be open for 13 hours on Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – from 6:30am to 7:30pm.
“To participate in the November 6 General Election, you must be a registered voter. If you are not yet registered, you can do so in a matter of minutes by visiting www.MyOhioVote.com . Online voter registration is both fast and easy, and you have until October 9 to get registered.
“Absentee voting begins on October 10, which gives voters two convenient ways to cast a ballot.
For those who want to vote without ever leaving home, absentee voting by mail is available. This option gives voters nearly a month to request, receive, and cast their ballot,” he said.
Last month Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted mailed absentee ballot applications to every registered voter.
According to him, “absentee ballot applications must be received by a voter’s county board of elections by noon on Saturday, November 3. Completed absentee ballots can either be returned by mail – provided they are postmarked by Monday, November 5 – or in person at the county board of elections office by 7:30pm on Election Day.
“If a voter prefers to cast ballot in person, but wants to vote prior to Election Day, in-person absentee voting is available. This option gives voters nearly 200 hours to cast a ballot in person at the county board of elections early vote center,” he added.
Voters who want additional information can access an online voter toolkit at www.MyOhioVote.com to make sure they are prepared to participate in the general election. Those visiting the website will be able to check their registration, view a sample ballot, request an absentee ballot, access the early voting schedule, and find their Election Day polling place.