Voter registration, absentee ballots available for Aug. 6 election

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Board of Elections has released the deadline for voter registration for the special Aug. 6 election, along with information about absentee ballots.

As required by law, those who plan to exercise their right to vote in the August Special 2019 Election must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. The deadline to register with the Board of Elections is Monday, July 8, 2019. The Board of Elections Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on July 8, 2019. Also, anyone who has moved since they last voted and has not changed their address with the Board of Elections should do so by the same deadline.

Registration forms are available at the following location:

Shelby County Board of Elections, 230 E. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365; open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registrations are also accepted by authorized agencies during their regular business hours. Those locations include:

• Amos Memorial Library, all branches, and

• One Stop Shop (BMV), 1000 Milligan Court, Sidney, OH

Those wishing to register may also register to vote online at the Secretary of State’s website,

The qualifications to vote in the Aug. 6, 2019 Special Election are:

• Must be a US citizen

• Must be 18 years old by Aug. 6, 2019

• Must be a resident of Ohio for 30 days prior to the Election

• Must register to vote 30 days prior to the election

Absentee voting

Absentee voter ballots for the Special Election are now available at the Shelby County Board of Elections Office, 230 E. Court St., Sidney. Registered voters may call the Board of Elections to request an application at 937-498-7207. Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by noon on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019.

In person voting hours at the board of elections are:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, July 9–12

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 15–26

8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, July 29 – Aug. 2

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 4

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5

The Aug. 6 election, which is for residents of Franklin Township — but excluding those who residein the village of Anna and the city of Sidney — deals with two renewal tax levies for maintainingfire and emergency medical services.