Look out for absentee ballot applications arriving in your mailbox after Labor Day, according to Secretary of State John Husted.
“By mailing absentee applications to voters, we are making voting so convenient that they don’t even need to leave home to cast their ballot,” said Secretary Husted. “Absentee voting also helps to reduce the potential for lines on Election Day as more voters cast their ballots early.”
To vote by mail, boards of elections must receive a voter’s completed absentee ballot application by noon on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The application provided in the mailing may also be dropped off at the voter’s board of elections to vote early in person from the start of absentee voting through the Monday before the election. If a voter goes to the polls after having requested an absentee ballot, they will have to cast a provisional ballot, said a press release from the Secretary’s office.
Estimated cost for the mailing is $1.6 million and will be paid for primarily using funds approved by the State Controlling Board, says Husted.
For more information about the 2018 election, visit www.MyOhioVote.com.