Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections will be taking absentee ballots until June 1 for the presidential primary not pushed back to June 2 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Voters first must apply to get a ballot application form, which can be done via VoteOhio.gov or by calling their local board of elections. MICHAEL D. PITMAN/FILE
Photo: Michael D. Pitman/File
Photo: Michael D. Pitman/File

How to vote during Ohio’s postponement of the primary election

Here’s how to get your absentee ballot mailed to your home:

• Download an absentee ballot request application from VoteOhio.gov. Voters must fill out the form, print it and mail it to their county board of elections. Voters can also call their county board of elections to request an application be mailed.

• The board will send all registered voters an absentee ballot for them to vote-by-mail. Instructions will be included on how to return the ballot, which can be mailed or hand-delivered to the elections office.

• All absentee ballot application requests must be postmarked by May 26 in order to receive an absentee ballot. All completed ballots must be mailed by June 1. You need to request the post office apply a postmark to the envelope.

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• Voters will be required to include one of the following:

     º their driver’s license number, 

     º the last four digits of their Social Security Number, or 

     º a copy of a current identification or valid photo identification, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government documents that contains the voter’s current address.

For Butler County voters, mail forms to 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, or call 513-887-3700 for information.

For Warren County voters, mail forms to 520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036, or call 513-695-1358 for information.

If you choose to vote on the new presidential primary date, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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