Husted: Ballots for military, overseas voters available


Staff report



COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced voting for military and overseas voters are now available for the upcoming General Election held on November 7, 2017.

Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com. Overseas voters can visit OhioVoterPassport.com. 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 ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media.

Information on the two statewide ballot initiatives can be accessed on the Secretary of State’s website.

Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there is a total of 1,518 respective local issues that will appear before voters. Details are available here. Voters will also be deciding on a number of local races and can obtain additional information on these contests by contacting their county board of elections.

Register to vote/update your address

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the Nov. 7 General Election is Oct. 10, 2017 (30 days before the election). Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration in order to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

Absentee voting by mail, in person

All Ohio voters may begin voting on Oct. 11, 2017, (first day after the close of registration) via in person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.

Voter Toolkit

The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.

Get election updates, Ohio’s virtual voting sticker

All voters are encouraged to connect with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get election information and updates throughout the year. Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the Nov. 7 General Election. Facebook users simply need to “like” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall. Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.

Staff report