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    Absentee Application

    You may complete an Absentee Voter Application Form online or Print an Absentee Form. You may also write or go to the Board of Elections and request an absentee ballot, giving the following information:

    * NO FAXED ABSENTEE APPLICATION REQUESTS ARE PERMITTED BY LAW

    • Your name and voting residence.
    • The election for which you are requesting a ballot.
    • Your party choice, if the election is a Primary, or that you want to vote an issues-only ballot.(Under Ohio Election Law, the ballot you vote in a Primary Election determines your party affiliation).
    • The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent.
    • Your date of birth.
    • Either your Ohio driver's license number or the last four digits of your social security number
      • Or one of the following forms of voter identification:
      • a copy pf your Ohio driver's license
      • a copy of an identification card issued by the State of Ohio  or the United States government
      • an original or copy of a utility bill
      • an original or copy of a bank statement
      • an original or copy of a paycheck
      • an original or copy of a government check
      • an original or copy of another government document
    • A Statement stating:

    I hereby declare, under penalty of election falsification, I am a qualified voter and the statements above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that if I do not provide the requested information, my application cannot be processed.

    • Your complete legal signature or mark.

    Ohio Election Law does not recognize a Power of Attorney. If the voter is unable to sign, the voter must make a mark and may be witnessed and signed by another person.

    Note:
    If voting in person, you may apply at the Board of Elections during regular office hours up to the day before the election.

    If requesting a ballot by mail, your written request must be received at the Board of Elections by noon on the Saturday prior to the election for which you are requesting the ballot.

    Please request an absentee ballot as early as possible and allow enough time if returning ballot by mail delivery to meet the return deadline.

    All voted absentee ballots must be returned by mail, or hand delivered to the Board of Elections office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

    Exception:
    Ballots mailed from out of the country will be counted if received by the Board of Elections up to 10 days following the election if post-marked by Election Day. (In the case of a Presidential Primary Election, ballots will be counted if received by the Board of Elections up to 20 days following the election if post-marked by Election Day).