Q: Who is Running for Election This Year?
A: Check newspapers, local political and civic organizations, Election Board web sites and candidate literature to find out who is running this year. Your local library may have many of these resources available free of charge.
For federal and state offices, visit:
For local offices, contact the League of Women Voters in your area or the Board of Elections in your County. Click here for information on how to contact your Board of Elections.
Q: What Issues are on the Ballot this Year?
A: Check newspapers, local political and civic organizations, and Internet web sites to find out what issues will be on your ballot. Your local library may have many of these resources available free of charge.
For local issues, contact the League of Women Voters in your area, the Board of Elections for your county, the school district or the city/township office.
Q: Where do I go to register?
A: You can register to vote (or update your address or name) at:
- Any county Board of Elections office
- Any public high school or vocational school
- Public libraries
- By mail (must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid)
Q: Where do I go to vote?
A: Contact the Board of Elections in your county to find out the address for your polling place. Consider voting an absentee ballot if you expect to be away from the county on Election Day.
Q: Who can vote absentee?
A: Anyone can apply for an absentee ballot. Contact your county Board of Elections. The Board of Elections has special arrangements available for persons with disabilities and persons who with medical emergencies the day of election. Contact your County Board of Elections for further information.
Absentee ballots must be received at the county Board of Elections office by 7:30 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. Ballots mailed from out of the United States must be postmarked by Election Day and will be counted if received by the Board of Elections up to 10 days after an election.
For additional details on voting and absentee ballots, visit the Ohio Secretary of State web site.
Q: Why should I vote?
A: Your vote counts. Voting is one of the special privileges offered in a democracy. Only you can exercise your vote. Voting is an important way to make your thoughts and desires known about local, state, and national issues.
The Voting Power of ONE:
John F. Kennedy's margin of victory over Richard Nixon in 1960 was less than ONE vote per precinct!
ONE vote per precinct passed woman suffrage in California in 1911!