How to vote: Ohio voters have until Saturday to request primary ballot

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Butler County Board of Elections are getting ready for an all absentee ballot for the 2020 presidential primary.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The delayed 2020 Ohio presidential primary is set for Tuesday, but anyone requesting a ballot must do so by noon Saturday.

The quickest way for registered voters to get a ballot is by calling their local board of elections.

Voters can also download a request form at VoteOhio.gov, fill it out and mail it, but those forms must get to your board of elections office by Saturday. Voters can also visit the board of elections to pick up a form.

“Time is of the essence,” said Butler County Board of Elections Director Diane Noonan of the quickly approaching deadline.

County elections Deputy Director Eric Corbin said “vote-by-mail requests are higher than we have ever seen before, and in a shorter period of time.”

Ballots can either be returned by mail, but must be postmarked with Monday’s date (you must request this from the post office). Or they can be hand-delivered anytime until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday your county board of elections.

Butler or Warren county board of elections each have secure drop boxes.

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Anyone who voted before the original March 17 primary date will have their vote counted on Tuesday.

Voters in every county can track their primary ballot at VoteOhio.gov. Butler County voters can click here, and Warren County voters can click here.

For more call Butler County at 513-887-3700 or Warren County at 513-695-1358.

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