While the March 2020 Primary Election was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, time is running out to vote.
In the wake of the pandemic, voting in Ohio will now be done by mail. Registered voters have until noon on Saturday, April 25 to request an absentee ballot. Interested voters may request a vote-by mail ballot in one of the following ways:
- Ohio Secretary of State: Request vote-by-mail application here.
- Cuyahoga County Board of Elections: Print a vote-by-mail application or digitally request one here. Once the application is completed, print and sign it. Mail the application back to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.
No printer or internet access?
Voters who can’t print their own form may simply write the following information on a blank sheet of paper and mail it to the board of elections:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Full registration address including county
- The Address of where ballot should be mailed if different from your registration address
- One of the these: Ohio driver’s license number OR last four of your social security number OR include a copy of an acceptable form of ID
- State that “I’m a qualified elector and I’m requesting an absentee ballot for the March 17th Ohio primary”
- Indicate Ballot Type: Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, OR Issues Only ballot (choose only one)
- Sign it
- Today’s date
- Phone number (optional, but suggested)
- Email address (optional, but suggested)
The board of elections will mail the ballot to the registered voter. Once received, the voter should fill it out and return it by mail no later than Monday, April 27.
Missed the mailing deadline? Voters have until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to return their ballot to the county board of election.
|IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES||DEADLINES|
|Absentee Ballot Request Deadline||Noon, Saturday, April 25|
|Mailing Ballot? Postmark Deadline||Monday, April 27|
|Return Ballot to County Board of Elections||7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28|
Make sure your voice is heard on Tuesday, November 3. There’s still time to register to vote for the general election. Register here by Monday, October 5.
Anyone with questions can call the Board of Elections.
|Voter Information Hotline||(216) 443-VOTE (8683)|
|Bilingual Information (Spanish)||(216) 443-3242|
|Hearing Impaired||Ohio Relay Service 711|