Voting early or Tuesday for Ohio’s primary election? Here’s what to know.

Inger Marsh looks over one of the polling machines at the Montgomery County Board of Elections Wednesday March 24, 2022. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

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Inger Marsh looks over one of the polling machines at the Montgomery County Board of Elections Wednesday March 24, 2022. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Early voting in the Tuesday, May 3, primary is entering its final days, but voting will continue through Election Day.

Here is what you need to know about voting early in-person and voting at the polls on Election Day.

VOTING IN PERSON

What are the early in-person voting hours and days? Friday, April 29, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, May 1, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, May 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Will the polls be open for in-person voting on Election Day? Yes, polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

What identification do I need to vote early in-person or on Election Day? An unexpired drivers license or state ID card or mail such as a utility bill, paycheck, government check or bank statement showing your current address. A full list of acceptable forms of ID is at VoteOhio.gov.

What if I forget my ID? You can still vote a provisional ballot by providing your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Once the information is verified, your ballot will be counted.

Where do I go to vote in-person before Election Day? All in-person voting done before Election Day is done at your county board of elections office.

How can I find my Election Day polling location? It’s a good idea to check before you go because some locations have moved in some local counties. You can search for it here: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

Is there an option to vote curbside at my polling place? Yes. Two poll workers — one from each political party — can meet voters with disabilities curbside with paper ballots.

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VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL

When can I request an absentee ballot? Anytime between now and noon April 30. But officials warn that Ohio’s absentee ballot application deadline does not allow enough time for the U.S. Postal Service to carry the application to the board of elections, the ballots back to voters, and then the voted ballots back to the board. Get your application in as soon as possible.

Do I need a reason to vote absentee? No, not in Ohio.

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Butler County Board of Elections officials say the U.S. Postal Service delivered 318 ballots on May 11 that were mailed on or before April 27. They will not be counted as ballots had to be received by May 8 to be included in the official run of the April 28 presidential primary. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Butler County Board of Elections officials say the U.S. Postal Service delivered 318 ballots on May 11 that were mailed on or before April 27. They will not be counted as ballots had to be received by May 8 to be included in the official run of the April 28 presidential primary. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Butler County Board of Elections officials say the U.S. Postal Service delivered 318 ballots on May 11 that were mailed on or before April 27. They will not be counted as ballots had to be received by May 8 to be included in the official run of the April 28 presidential primary. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Deadlines for absentee ballots: Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 2 and received by boards of elections by May 13 to be counted.

Can I track my application and ballot? Yes, at VoteOhio.gov.

What if I don’t want to use the U.S. Postal Service? You can drop off your absentee ballot at your local county board of elections anytime before the polls close at 7:30 p.m. May 3. Each board will have a secure drop box for ballots.

Can I ask someone else to take my ballot to the board of elections? Only the voter or their immediate family can drop off ballots in Ohio.

VOTER REGISTRATION

I’m not registered to vote. How can I register to vote in future elections? The deadline to register to vote in the May 3 election has passed. You can register to vote in future elections online by visiting VoteOhio.gov. Or you can also download an application, print it and return it to your county board of elections.

ELECTION BOARDS

How do I contact my local county board of elections?

Butler County

1802 Princeton Road, Suite 600, Hamilton, OH 45011 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (513) 887-3700 Fax: (513) 887-5535 E-mail: butler@OhioSoS.gov Website: elections.bcohio.gov

Champaign County

1512 S. U.S. 68, Suite L100, Urbana, OH 43078 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (937) 484-1575 Fax: (937) 484-1578 E-mail: champaig@OhioSoS.gov Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/champaign/

Clark County

3130 E. Main St., Springfield, OH 45505 Mailing Address: PO Box 1766 Springfield, OH 45501-1766 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (937) 521-2120 Fax: (937) 328-2603 E-mail: elections@clark.boe.ohio.gov Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/clark/

Greene County

551 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45385 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (937) 562-6170 Fax: (937) 562-6171 E-mail: greene@OhioSoS.gov Website: www.greene.boe.ohio.gov

Miami County

215 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 Office Hours: 8 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (937) 440-3900 Fax: (937) 440-3901 E-mail: miami@OhioSoS.gov Website: www.boe.ohio.gov/miami/

Montgomery County

451 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45422 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (937) 225-5656 Fax: (937) 496-7798 E-mail: web@montgomery.boe.ohio.gov Website: www.montgomery.boe.ohio.gov

Warren County

520 Justice Dr., Lebanon, OH 45036 Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Telephone: (513) 695-1358 Fax: (513) 695-2953 E-mail: wcboe@warrencountyohio.gov Website: vote.warrencountyohio.gov

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