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Ohio voters to decide DD levies in 12 counties in November 3 General Election

By Erich Hiner, OACB
Published Monday, October 5, 2020 12:55 pm

Twelve county boards of DD will have levy requests on local ballots in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 3. Levy details are as follows:
 
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Ohio's voter registration deadline was Monday, October 5. Click here to check your voter registration. All voters must register by the deadline to vote by mail or in person on election day. If you do not register or update your registration before the deadline, you may still be able to cast a provisional ballot. Click here to learn more about provisional voting from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.

Polls will be open Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. In-person early voting and absentee voting by mail is underway now. For more information, click here.

Click here to access the Ohio Secretary of State's Voter Toolkit, which includes voter registration lookup, polling location information, and sample ballots. Stay tuned for a special OACBInsider: Election Night Extra edition with statewide levy results after polls close!
 
Election Day Polling Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 

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Voting in Ohio: Quick Reference Guide
(Updated October 6, 2020)
 
Early voting is now underway across Ohio for the 2020 general election, and there are several ways for eligible voters with and without disabilities to cast their ballots. Each county board of elections is now accepting absentee ballots, conducting early voting in person, and—for those who have not asked for an absentee ballot yet—applications to vote by mail.
 
Voting by Mail
To vote by mail, Ohioans must request an absentee ballot from their county board of elections and then drop it off in person or mail it with a first-class stamp via USPS. The deadline to request a general absentee ballot is Oct. 31, but it is recommended that voters apply early if they have not done so already. Click here to use the Ohio Secretary of State's fill-able request form, which once completed must be printed and mailed to your county board of elections by the end of the month. Voters can also call their BOE to request a ballot.
 
Ballots must be dropped off in person by 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 or postmarked by Nov. 2. Mailed ballots must arrive no later than Nov. 13. If you are a voter with a disability who wants to use the state's accessible absentee system, you must submit your application by Oct. 31 (the Saturday before Election Day) and follow the instructions provided by your county BOE.
 
Voting Early In Person
The Ohio Secretary of State's office has issued a statewide schedule for early voting in person in all counties. Click here to view the schedule. Note that your county board of elections is in charge of choosing a location(s) for early in-person voting. To look up where you can vote early in person, refer to the latest information from your county board of elections. Click here for a BOE directory.
 
There are no steps to complete ahead of time in order to vote early in person. Simply go to your county board of elections' designated early voting location, follow the instructions of poll workers, and submit your ballot on site. Voters must bring valid ID when they vote early in person. See what forms of ID are acceptable from the Ohio Secretary of State's office.
 
Voting In Person on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3)
Ohio's in-person polling places will be open for normal polling hours (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voters must go to their designated polling place to vote in person on election day. Look up your polling location here.
 
In-person voters should expect lines the day of the election and set aside time accordingly. Under Ohio law, voters must present a valid form of ID at the polling place. See what forms of ID are acceptable from the Ohio Secretary of State's office. If there is an issue with your identification or registration, you may request a provisional ballot at your polling place. Learn more about provisional voting.
 
COVID-19 Considerations
Given the number of people required to staff in-person voting locations and the continued spread of COVID-19, OACB recommends that people with developmental disabilities and any immunocompromised voters take all available precautions to protect their safety. People more susceptible to the virus should also consider voting by mail. For tips on casting your ballot safely and changes to expect at your polling place, refer to Disability Rights Ohio's voter safety tips document published Oct. 6, 2020.
 


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