Where Do I Vote Early in Ohio?

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Getty Early voting in Ohio begins October 6, 2020.

Early voting for the 2020 election has begun in the state of Ohio. Registered voters may cast their ballots early in-person at county boards of elections between October 6 and November 2. This option may be especially preferable for voters who are considered higher-risk for developing severe complications from the coronavirus and want to avoid a crowd on election day.

Absentee ballots can also be filled out in advance and dropped off at these locations. The addresses are listed below.

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio was October 5.

Here’s what you need to know:


Early Voting Expands to Weekend Hours in the Final Two Weeks Before the Election

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According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website, “all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county.” That means early in-person voters do not have to request an absentee ballot through the mail first; you can fill out the necessary form in-person.

The Ohio Secretary of State has the absentee ballot application form available on its website here. Voters need to bring proof of identification such as a driver’s license, military ID, utility bill, bank statement or another government document that shows your name and current address.

Early voting hours are set by the Secretary of State’s office. Polling locations will be open on weekdays during regular business hours until October 23. Weekend hours will be added beginning on October 24. It’s also worth noting that on November 2, polling locations will close at 2 p.m.

The available times to vote early are as follows:

October 6 – 16
(Weekdays Only – Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 19 – 23
(Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 24
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 25
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

October 26 -30
(Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 31
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 1
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 2
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you do plan to mail your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. Or, drop it off at the county board of elections before the polls close at 7:30 p.m. on November 3.


More Than 2 Million Ohioans Had Requested Absentee Ballots as of September 25

The number of Ohioans who vote absentee for the 2020 election was expected to surpass recent elections. As of September 25, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, county boards of elections had received more than two million absentee ballot applications. LaRose said that at the same time during the 2016 election, 957,260 Ohioans had requested absentee ballots.

Data available on the Secretary of State’s website shows that during the 2016 presidential election, the total number of absentee ballots cast in-person and by mail was 1,890,069. The final number counted was 1,879,630. That means more than 10,000 absentee ballots were not accepted in Ohio that year. The data also shows that more than 665,000 Ohio voters requested and cast an absentee ballot in-person.

Fewer people cast absentee ballots during the 2018 election, but that is to be expected as midterm elections generally attract a smaller number of pf voters. More than 1.3 million Ohioans voted absentee in 2018. The Ohio Secretary of State has this type of election data available on its website dating back to the 1940s. See it here.


Voters Are Encouraged to Wear a Mask at the Polling Station

Poll workers are required to wear masks, according to the Ohio Voting Safety Plan. The plan instructs boards of elections to have extra masks available for voters who may not have one. However, while voters are encouraged to wear facial coverings, a person who refuses to wear a mask will still be able to vote. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office explained on its website:

All voters will be encouraged to wear a mask, just as the vast majority of Ohioans do at the grocery store or a restaurant. It’s important to note that while the Secretary of State may put requirements in place for election officials, no one can or should be able to prevent electors from casting their ballot, even if the elector chooses not to follow the recommendations in place to protect poll workers and other voters.

The safety plan also instructs poll workers to remain at least six feet away from each other and voters. Workers must also clean the voting machines between uses. The guide also says that “all election officials must be equipped with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol for use at each step in the voting process where the election officials are interacting with voters.”

The early voting locations for each of Ohio’s 88 counties are listed below:


Adams County

Adams County Board of Elections
215 N Cross St. Room 103
West Union OH 45693


Allen County

Allen County Board of Elections
204 N Main St
Lima OH 45801


Ashland County

Ashland County Board of Elections
110 Cottage St Ste 106
Ashland OH 44805


Ashtabula County

Ashtabula County Early Voting Center
71 N Chestnut St
Jefferson OH 44047


Athens County

Athens County Board of Elections
15 S Court St Room 130
Athens OH 45701


Auglaize County

Auglaize County Board of Elections
209 S Blackhoof St Ste 205
Wapakoneta OH 45895


Belmont County

Belmont County Board of Elections
52180 National Rd
St Clairsville OH 43950


Brown County

Brown County Board of Elections
800 Mt Orab Pike Ste 111
Georgetown OH 45121


Butler County

Butler County Board of Elections
1802 Princeton Rd Ste 600
Hamilton OH 45011


Carroll County

Carroll County Board of Elections
119 S Lisbon St Ste 102
Carrollton OH 44615


Champaign County

Champaign County Board of Elections
1512 S US Hwy 68 Ste L100
Urbana OH 43078


Clark County

Early Vote Center
300 South Fountain Ave
Springfield OH 45506


Clermont County

Clermont County Board of Elections
76 S Riverside Dr
Batavia OH 45103


Clinton County

Clinton County Board of Elections
111 S Nelson Ave Ste 4
Wilmington OH 45177


Columbiana County

Columbiana County Board of Elections
7989 Dickey Dr Ste 3
Lisbon OH 44432


Coshocton County

Coshocton County Board of Elections
724 S 7th St Room 100
Coshocton OH 43812


Crawford County

Crawford County Board of Elections
112 E Mansfield St Ste A
Bucyrus OH 44820


Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH 44115


Darke County

Darke County Board of Elections
300 Garst Ave
Greenville OH 45331


Defiance County

Defiance County Board of Elections
1300 E Second St Ste 103
Defiance OH 43512


Delaware County

Delaware County Board of Elections
2079 US Highway 23 N
PO Box 8006
Delaware OH 43015


Erie County

Erie County Board of Elections
2900 Columbus Ave Room 101
Sandusky OH 44870


Fairfield County

Fairfield County Board of Elections
951 Liberty Dr
Lancaster OH 43130


Fayette County

Fayette County Board of Elections
135 South Main St
Washington Court House OH 43160


Franklin County

Franklin County Board of Elections
1700 Morse Rd
Columbus OH 43229


Fulton County

Fulton County Board of Elections
135 Courthouse Plaza
Wauseon OH 43567


Gallia County

Gallia County Board of Elections
18 Locust St 2nd Floor
Gallipolis OH 45631


Geauga County

Geauga County Board of Elections
470 Center St Building 6A
Chardon OH 44024


Greene County

Greene County Board of Elections
551 Ledbetter Rd
Xenia OH 45385


Guernsey County

Guernsey County Board of Elections
627 Wheeling Ave Ste 101
Cambridge OH 43725


Hamilton County

Hamilton County Board of Elections
4700 Smith Rd
Cincinnati OH 45212


Hancock County

Hancock County Board of Elections
201 E Lincoln St Rear
Findlay OH 45840


Hardin County

Hardin County Board of Elections
1 Courthouse Sq Ste 40
Kenton OH 43326


Harrison County

Harrison County Board of Elections
538 N Main St Ste B
Cadiz OH 43907


Henry County

Henry County Board of Elections
1827 Oakwood Ave
Napoleon OH 43545


Highland County

Highland County Board of Elections
1575 North High St Ste 200
Hillsboro OH 45133


Hocking County

Hocking County Board of Elections
93 W Hunter St
Logan OH 43138


Holmes County

Holmes County Board of Elections
75 E Clinton St Ste 108
Millersburg OH 44654


Huron County

Huron County Board of Elections
180 Milan Ave
Norwalk OH 44857


Jackson County

Jackson County Board of Elections
275 Portsmouth St Ste 2
Jackson OH 45640


Jefferson County

Jefferson County Board of Elections
500 Market St Ste 1
Steubenville OH 43952


Knox County

Knox County Board of Elections
104 E Sugar St
Mount Vernon OH 43050


Lake County

Lake County Board of Elections
105 Main St Ste 107
Painesville OH 44077


Lawrence County

Lawrence County Board of Elections
111 S Fourth St
Ironton OH 45638


Licking County

Licking County Board of Elections
20 S Second St
Newark OH 43055


Logan County

Logan County Board of Elections
225 S Main St
Bellefontaine OH 43311


Lorain County

Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd East
Lorain OH 44055


Lucas County

Early Vote Center
1301 Monroe St
Toledo OH 43604


Madison County

Madison County Board of Elections
1423 State Route 38 SE
London OH 43140


Mahoning County

Mahoning County Board of Elections
345 Oak Hill Ave
Youngstown OH 44502


Marion County

Early Vote Center
240 West Church St
Marion OH 43302


Medina County

Medina County Board of Elections
3800 Stonegate Dr Ste C
Medina OH 44256


Meigs County

Meigs County Board of Elections
113 E Memorial Dr Ste A
Pomeroy OH 45769


Mercer County

Mercer County Board of Elections
101 N Main St
Celina OH 45822


Miami County

Miami County Board of Elections
215 W Main St
Troy OH 45373


Monroe County

Monroe County Board of Elections
117 North Main St Ste 12
Woodsfield OH 43793


Montgomery County

Montgomery County Board of Elections
451 W Third St
Dayton OH 45422


Morgan County

Morgan County Board of Elections
155 E Main St Room 157
McConnelsville OH 43756


Morrow County

Morrow County Board of Elections
619 W Marion Rd Room 146A
Mt. Gilead OH 43338


Muskingum County

Muskingum County Board of Elections
627 Market St
Zanesville OH 43701


Noble County

Noble County Board of Elections
140 Courthouse
Caldwell OH 43724


Ottawa County

Ottawa County Board of Elections
8444 W SR 163
Oak Harbor OH 43449


Paulding County

Paulding County Board of Elections
105 E Perry St
Paulding OH 45879


Perry County

Perry County Board of Elections
200 S Jackson St
New Lexington OH 43764


Pickaway County

Pickaway County Board of Elections
141 West Main St
Circleville OH 43113


Pike County

Pike County Board of Elections
230 Waverly Plaza Ste 1100
Waverly OH 45690


Portage County

Portage County Board of Elections
449 S Meridian St
Ravenna OH 44266


Preble County

Preble County Board of Elections
101 E Main St Ste 105
Eaton OH 45320


Putnam County

Putnam County Board of Elections
575 Ottawa-Glandorf Rd Ste 2
Ottawa OH 45875


Richland County

Richland County Board of Elections
1495 W Longview Ave
Mansfield OH 44906


Ross County

Ross County Board of Elections
475 Western Ave Ste D
Chillicothe OH 45601


Sandusky County

Sandusky County Board of Elections
2020 Countryside Dr
Fremont OH 43420


Scioto County

Scioto County Board of Elections
602 7th Street Room 105
Portsmouth OH 45662


Seneca County

Seneca County Board of Elections
71 S Washington St Ste 1101
Tiffin OH 44883


Shelby County

Shelby County Board of Elections
230 East Court St
Sidney OH 45365


Stark County

Stark County Board of Elections
3525 Regent Ave NE
Canton OH 44705


Summit County

Early Vote Center
500 Grant St
Akron OH 44311


Trumbull County

Trumbull County Board of Elections
2947 Youngstown Rd SE
Warren OH 44484


Tuscarawas County

Tuscarawas County Board of Elections
101 E High Ave
New Philadelphia OH 44663


Union County

Union County Board of Elections
835 E 5th St
Marysville OH 43040


Van Wert County

Van Wert County Board of Elections
1362 East Ervin Rd
Van Wert OH 45891


Vinton County

Vinton County Board of Elections
31935 SR 93
McArthur OH 45651


Warren County

Warren County Board of Elections
520 Justice Dr
Lebanon OH 45036


Washington County

Washington County Board of Elections
204 Davis Ave Ste B
Marietta OH 45750


Wayne County

Wayne County Board of Elections
200 Vanover St
Wooster OH 44691


Williams County

Williams County Board of Elections
1425 E High St
Bryan OH 43506


Wood County

Wood County Board of Elections
One Courthouse Sq
Bowling Green OH 43402


Wyandot County

Wyandot County Board of Elections
350 N Warpole St
Upper Sandusky OH 43351

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