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Election Day is today, November 03, 2020. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every person in line by 7:30 p.m. can STAY IN LINE and cast a ballot.
The election turn out for 2020 is huge. Don’t miss your chance to be heard! If you still haven’t cast your ballot in Ohio, or have questions about the process, here are some last-minute answers to questions you may have. Find official details at VoteOhio.gov
Do I need to show ID to vote?
Yes, but there are details. All Election Day voters must show a valid government ID or they can use a utility bill with your name and registered address on it. Absentee voters on Sunday and Monday only need the last four digits of your social security number.
I’m being denied from voting. Help!
Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-Our-Vote. This non-partisan team of legal experts will help you navigate election law.
I’m disabled and having trouble getting into my polling location. Help!
Call the Disability Rights Ohio hotline at 800-282-9181. You may also be able to send someone in to the polling location to ask poll workers to assist with stairs or wheelchair access.
I need a ride to the polls. Help!
Use Lyft code VotetoLiveOH for a credit up to $30 for a ride to the polls.
Where is my neighborhood polling place?
You can look it up here.
I got a mail-in ballot (an absentee ballot) and haven’t sent it back in. What should I do with it?
Deliver it to the county board of elections ballot box before 7:30 p.m. Ballots cannot be mailed today. Ballots cannot be turned in a neighborhood polling locations.
I returned my ballot already. Did they get it?
You can track your ballot here.
I just got rushed to the hospital. Can I still vote?
Yes! Contact your county board of elections immediately. If you or your minor child is in the hospital on Election Day, you must submit a properly-completed and signed request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located by 3 p.m. on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you or your minor child must be confined in a hospital because of an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency. If you or your minor child is hospitalized in the same county where you are registered to vote, two representatives of the board of elections can deliver the ballot to you, wait while you mark the ballot, and return your voted ballot to the board office. Additionally, you may include in your absentee ballot application a request that your county board of elections give your unmarked ballot to a designated relative – your spouse, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece – who shall deliver the ballot to you in the hospital and return your voted ballot to the board office. You can find the Hospitalized Absentee Ballot Request Form here.
I asked for an absentee ballot and haven’t gotten it yet. What now?
Go to your neighborhood polling place on Tuesday before 7:30PM and vote there using a provisional ballot.
What’s a provisional ballot?
When you complete a provisional ballot, county board of elections officials will look at your registration, review your absentee ballot request, and confirm you didn’t cast a ballot already. Then, provided you’ve done everything right, it gets counted. Get it? “Provided…” “Provisional…” It’s a real ballot that gets counted later, but you want to vote using a normal ballot if you can.
I have since moved. Do I need to update my registration before requesting my ballot?
If you have moved within the same precinct but did not update your registration address before October 5th, you may vote a regular ballot at your regular polling location after completing a voter registration form to update your address. If you moved to a different precinct or county, you can vote a provisional ballot at the polling place in the precinct where you now reside.
I changed my name since the last election. Can I still vote?
Yes. Bring your new ID to your polling location and complete a name change form to update your voter registration and use a provisional ballot.
When will the results of the election be announced?
Counting votes will begin on November 3, 2020 at 7:31 p.m. starting with absentee ballots that have been received before Election Day. It’s important to note that ballots postmarked by November 2, 2020 will still be counted, so the unofficial results are not final until the official certification by the boards of elections and secretary of state.