According to the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, for the first time, Ohioans are able to register to vote and update their registration through the Secretary of States website. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many voters might feel safer voting absentee from the safety of their home.

There are many options available today to vote in the November 3rd, election, including voting by mail with an absentee ballot, early voting in person at your local Board of Elections, and voting in person at your polling place on Election Day.


Voting early in-person is a great way to stay safe during this election season and still make sure your vote counts.  Early in person voting is similar to voting on election day, but you can go to your County Board of Elections location and do it in the weeks before the election.  Voting early in person can help avoid the large crowds expected at polling places on Election Day. 

2020 Early Voting Schedule in Ohio

October 6-16th :  Weekdays Only Monday – Friday 8 am – 5pm
October 19-23 :  Weekdays Only Monday – Friday 8 am – 6 pm

Saturday October 24 :  8 am – 4 pm

Sunday October 25 : 1 pm – 5 pm

October 26-30 :  Weekdays Only Monday – Friday 8 am – 7pm

Saturday October 31 : 8 am – 4pm
Sunday November 1 : 1 pm – 5 pm

Monday November 2 : 8 am – 2 pm

Any Ohioan voting in-person on Election Day should observe these simple tips to protect themselves, fellow voters, and poll workers.

  • Keep your distance. From the time you arrive at the polling place to the moment you leave, always allow at least 6 feet of space between you and those around you.
  • Cover your face. Wear a close-fitting covering that fully covers both your nose and mouth for the entire time you are in the polling place.
  • Sanitize IN & Sanitize OUT. Bring hand sanitizer with you and use it to clean your hands thoroughly both before entering the polling place and after you are done voting. Avoid touching your face until after you have sanitized.  When possible, use an elbow or shirt sleeve to open doors instead of your bare hand.

With thousands of locations to get registered, hundreds of hours to cast a ballot and three different options for voting, all eligible Ohioans have equal access to one of the best elections systems in the country.  For more information regarding early in-person voting and County Board of Elections locations, visit the Official State of Ohio Government website.

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