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Upcoming Elections

No Federal Elections Scheduled

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)*?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

A U.S. citizen who has never resided in the U.S. and has a parent or legal guardian that was last domiciled in Ohio is eligible to vote in Ohio.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Upload/sites/ballotTracking/ballotTracking.aspx?page=20547

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/ohio

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that describes you.

Block 2

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party ballot you want to receive. Political party affiliation is not required if requesting an absentee ballot for general elections.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)* to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

* DISCLAIMER: The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides an Electronic Transmission Service to assist you with transmitting your election materials. FVAP does not guarantee the acceptance or processing of your materials by your election official. As a user of this service, we encourage you to contact your election official directly to verify whether your information was received timely.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

The State absentee ballot must be mailed to your election official. The address of your election official can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

To vote in primary elections, you must enter the name of the party primary in which you are voting. Political party affiliation is not required if voting an absentee ballot in general elections.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

The FWAB must be mailed to your election official. Addresses can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Adams Director, Adams County Board of Elections
215 N. Cross St, Rm 103
West Union, OH 45693-1389
Phone: (937) 544-2633
Fax: (937) 544-5111
Allen Director, Allen County Board of Elections
204 N. Main St
Lima, OH 45801-4433
Phone: (419) 223-8530
Fax: (419) 222-0311
Ashland Director, Ashland County Board of Elections
110 Cottage St
Ashland, OH 44805-2183
Phone: (419) 282-4224
Fax: (419) 282-4260
Ashtabula Director, Ashtabula County Board of Elections
8 W. Walnut St
Jefferson, OH 44047-1097
Phone: (440) 576-6915
Fax: (440) 576-1445
Athens Director, Athens County Board of Elections
15 S. Court St, Rm 130
Athens, OH 45701-2836
Phone: (740) 592-3201
Fax: (740) 592-3262
Auglaize Director, Auglaize County Board of Elections
209 S. Blackhoof, Rm 205
Wapakoneta, OH 45895-1983
Phone: (419) 739-6720
Fax: (419) 739-6721
Belmont Director, Belmont County Board of Elections
103 Plaza Dr, Ste B
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone: (740) 526-0188
Fax: (740) 526-0512
Brown Director, Brown County Board of Elections
800 Mt. Orab Pike, Ste 111
Georgetown, OH 45121-1283
Phone: (937) 378-3008
Fax: (937) 378-6457
Butler Director, Butler County Board of Elections
1802 Princeton Rd, Ste 600
Hamilton, OH 45011-4742
Phone: (513) 887-3700
Fax: (513) 887-5535
Carroll Director, Carroll County Board of Elections
119 S. Lisbon St, Ste 102
Carrolton, OH 44615-1489
Phone: (330) 627-2610
Fax: (330) 627-5387
Champaign Director, Champaign County Board of Elections
1512 S. U.S. Hwy 68, Ste L100
Urbana, OH 43078-9288
Phone: (937) 484-1575
Fax: (937) 484-1578
Clark Director, Clark County Board of Elections
3130 E. Main St, P.O. Box 1766
Springfield, OH 45501-1766
Phone: (937) 521-2120
Fax: (937) 328-2603
Clermont Director, Clermont County Board of Elections
76 S. RIverside Dr
Batavia, OH 45103-2961
Phone: (513) 732-7275
Fax: (513) 732-7330
Clinton Director, Clinton County Board of Elections
46 S. South St, Rm 126
Wilmington, OH 45177-2214
Phone: (937) 382-3537
Fax: (937) 383-3538
Columbiana Director, Columbiana County Board of Elections
7989 Dickey Dr, Ste 3
Lisbon, OH 44432-1258
Phone: (330) 424-1448
Fax: (330) 424-6661
Coshocton Director, Coshocton County Board of Elections
724 S. Seventh St, Rm 100
Coshocton, OH 43812-2397
Phone: (740) 622-1117
Fax: (740) 623-6524
Crawford Director, Crawford County Board of Elections
112 E. Mansfield St, Ste A
Bucyrus, OH 44820-2383
Phone: (419) 562-8721
Fax: (419) 562-2235
Cuyahoga Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections
2925 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115-2497
Phone: (216) 443-3200
Fax: (216) 443-6466
Darke Director, Darke County Board of Elections
300 Garst Ave
Greenville, OH 45331-1409
Phone: (937) 548-1835
Fax: (937) 548-2820
Defiance Director, Defiance County Board of Elections
1300 E. Second St., Ste. 103
Defiance, OH 43512-2255
Phone: (419) 782-8543
Fax: (419) 782-5773
Delaware Director, Delaware County Board of Elections
2079 U.S. Hwy 23 N
Delaware, OH 43015
Phone: (740) 833-2080
Fax: (740) 833-2079
Erie Director, Erie County Board of Elections
2900 Columbus Ave, Rm 101
Sandusky, OH 44870-5553
Phone: (419) 627-7601
Fax: (419) 626-0034
Fairfield Director, Fairfield County Board of Elections
951 Liberty Dr
Lancaster, OH 43130-8045
Phone: (740) 652-7000
Fax: (740) 681-4727
Fayette Director, Fayette County Board of Elections
135 S Main St
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Phone: (740) 335-1190
Fax: (740) 333-3574
Franklin Director, Franklin County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 182111
Columbus, OH 43218-2111
Phone: (614) 525-3100
Fax: (614) 525-3151
Fulton Director, Fulton County Board of Elections
135 Courthouse Plaza
Wauseon, OH 43567
Phone: (419) 335-6841
Fax: (419) 337-2363
Gallia Director, Gallia County Board of Elections
18 Locust St., Rm 1266, 2nd Floor
Gallipolis, OH 45631-1292
Phone: (740) 446-1600
Fax: (740) 441-2049
Geauga Director, Geauga County Board of Elections
470 Center St, Bldg. 6-A
Chardon, OH 44024-1243
Phone: (440) 279-2030
Fax: (440) 285-0959
Greene Greene County Board of Elections
551 Ledbetter Rd
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone: (937) 562-6170
Fax: (937) 562-6171
Guernsey Director, Guernsey County Board of Elections
627 Wheeling Ave, Ste 101
Cambridge, OH 43725-2284
Phone: (740) 432-2680
Fax: (740) 432-6784
Hamilton Director, Hamilton County Board of Elections
4700 Smith Road
Cincinnati, OH 45212
Phone: (513) 632-7000
Fax: (513) 579-0988
Hancock Director, Hancock County Board of Elections
201 E. Lincoln St Rear
Findlay, OH 45840-3301
Phone: (419) 422-3245
Fax: (419) 424-7293
Hardin Director, Hardin County Board of Elections
1 Court House Sq
Kenton, OH 43326-2387
Phone: (419) 674-2211
Fax: (419) 674-2213
Harrison Director, Harrison County Board of Elections
538 N Main St, Ste B
Cadiz, OH 43907-1197
Phone: (740) 942-8866
Fax: (740) 942-8531
Henry Director, Henry County Board of Elections
1827 Oakwood Ave
Napoleon, OH 43545-9243
Phone: (419) 592-7956
Fax: (419) 592-7957
Highland Director, Highland County Board of Elections
1575 N. High St., Ste 200
Hillsboro, OH 45133-1089
Phone: (937) 393-9961
Fax: (937) 393-5854
Hocking Director, Hocking County Board of Elections
93 W. Hunter St., P.O. Box 109
Logan, OH 43138-1207
Phone: (740) 380-8683
Fax: (740) 380-3712
Holmes Director, Holmes County Board of Elections
75 E. Clinton St, Ste 108
Millersburg, OH 44654-1269
Phone: (330) 674-5921
Fax: (330) 674-5978
Huron Director, Huron County Board of Elections
180 Milan Ave, Ste 4
Norwalk, OH 44857-1168
Phone: (419) 668-8238
Fax: (419) 668-8710
Jackson Director, Jackson County Board of Elections
275 Portsmouth St., Ste 2
Jackson, OH 45640-1769
Phone: (740) 286-2905
Fax: (740) 288-3631
Jefferson Director, Jefferson County Board of Elections
500 Market St, 1st Flr, Ste. 1
Steubenville, OH 43952-4499
Phone: (740) 283-8522
Fax: (740) 314-8992
Knox Director, Knox County Board of Elections
117 E. High St, Ste 210
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3401
Phone: (740) 393-6716
Fax: (740) 393-6717
Lake Director, Lake County Board of Elections
105 Main St, P.O. Box 490
Painesville, OH 44077-0490
Phone: (440) 350-2700
Fax: (440) 350-2670
Lawrence Director, Lawrence County Board of Elections
111 S. 4th St, Veterans Sq
Ironton, OH 45638-1521
Phone: (740) 532-0444
Fax: (740) 533-2730
Licking Director, Licking County Board of Elections
20 S. 2nd St P.O. Box 4261
Newark, OH 43058-4261
Phone: (740) 670-5080
Fax: (740) 670-5081
Logan Director, Logan County Board of Elections
225 S. Main St
Bellefontaine, OH 43311-2075
Phone: (937) 599-7255
Fax: (937) 599-7270
Lorain Director, Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 N. Ridge Rd, East
Lorain, OH 44055-3344
Phone: (440) 326-5900
Fax: (440) 326-5931
Lucas Director, Lucas County Board of Elections
One Government Center, Ste 300
Toledo, OH 43604-2250
Phone: (419) 213-4001
Fax: (419) 213-4069
Madison Director, Madison County Board of Elections
1423 State Rte 38 SE
London, OH 43140-1095
Phone: (740) 852-9424
Fax: (740) 852-7131
Mahoning Director, Mahoning County Board of Elections
345 Oakhill Ave, Ste 101
Youngstown, OH 44502
Phone: (330) 783-2474
Fax: (330) 783-2801
Marion Director, Marion County Board of Elections
222 W. Center St
Marion, OH 43302-3646
Phone: (740) 223-4090
Fax: (740) 223-4099
Medina Director, Medina County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 506
Medina, OH 44258
Phone: (330) 722-9278
Fax: (330) 722-9299
Meigs Director, Meigs County Board of Elections
117 E. Memorial Dr, Ste 1
Pomeroy, OH 45769-0688
Phone: (740) 992-2697
Fax: (740) 992-2645
Mercer Director, Mercer County Board of Elections
101 N. Main St., Ste 107
Celina, OH 45822-1790
Phone: (419) 586-2215
Fax: (419) 586-2748
Miami Director, Miami County Board of Elections
215 W. Main St
Troy, OH 45373-3263
Phone: (937) 440-3900
Fax: (937) (440) 3901
Monroe Director, Monroe County Board of Elections
117 N. Main St., Ste. 12
Woodsfield, OH 43793-1001
Phone: (740) 472-0929
Fax: (740) 472-2517
Montgomery Director, Montgomery County Board of Elections
451 W. Third St
Dayton, OH 45422
Phone: (937) 225-5656
Fax: (937) 496-7798
Morgan Director, Morgan County Board of Elections
155 E. Main St, Rm 157
McConnelsville, OH 43756-1296
Phone: (740) 962-3116
Fax: (740) 962-3099
Morrow Director, Morrow County Board of Elections
619 West Marion Rd, Rm 146
Mount Gilead, OH 43338-1097
Phone: (419) 946-4026
Fax: (419) 946-9861
Muskingum Director, Muskingum County Board of Elections
205 N. Seventh St
Zanesville, OH 43701-3709
Phone: (740) 455-7120
Fax: (740) 455-7178
Noble Director, Noble County Board of Elections
140 Court House
Caldwell, OH 43724-1243
Phone: (740) 732-2057
Fax: (740) 732-6577
Ottawa Director, Ottawa County Board of Elections
8444 W. State Rte 163, Ste 101
Oak Harbor, OH 43449-8884
Phone: (419) 898-3071
Fax: (419) 898-3146
Paulding Director, Paulding County Board of Elections
105 E. Perry St
Paulding, OH 45879-1412
Phone: (419) 399-8230
Fax: (419) 399-8250
Perry Director, Perry County Board of Elections
121 W. Brown St, Suite B
New Lexington, OH 43764-1241
Phone: (740) 342-2134
Fax: (740) 342-4787
Pickaway Director, Pickaway County Board of Elections
141 W. Main St, Ste 800
Circleville, OH 43113-1601
Phone: (740) 474-1100
Fax: (740) 477-2991
Pike Director, Pike County Board of Elections
230 Waverly Plaza, Ste 1100
Waverly, OH 45690-1288
Phone: (740) 947-4512
Fax: (740) 947-5973
Portage Director, Portage County Board of Elections
449 S. Meridian St Rm 101
Ravenna, OH 44266-2963
Phone: (330) 297-3511
Fax: (330) 297-3518
Preble Director, Preble County Board of Elections
101 E. Main St
Eaton, OH 45320-1758
Phone: (937) 456-8118
Fax: (937) 456-2986
Putnam Director, Putnam County Board of Elections
575 Ottawa Glandorf Road, Ste 2
Ottawa, OH 45875
Phone: (419) 538-6850
Fax: (419) 538-6993
Richland Director, Richland County Board of Elections
1495 W. Longview Ave. Ste 101
Mansfield, OH 44906
Phone: (419) 774-5530
Fax: (419) 774-5534
Ross Director, Ross County Board of Elections
475 Western Ave, Ste D
Chillicothe, OH 45601-3207
Phone: (740) 775-2350
Fax: (740) 775-2383
Sandusky Director, Sandusky County Board of Elections
2020 Countryside Dr
Fremont, OH 43420-9574
Phone: (419) 334-6180
Fax: (419) 334-6184
Scioto Director, Scioto County Board of Elections
602 Seventh St, Rm 105
Portsmouth, OH 45662-3927
Phone: (740) 353-4178
Fax: (740) 355-8363
Seneca Director, Seneca County Board of Elections
71 S. Washington St, Ste 1101
Tiffin, OH 44883-2302
Phone: (419) 447-4424
Fax: (419) 443-7925
Shelby Director, Shelby County Board of Elections
230 E. Court St
Sidney, OH 45365-3060
Phone: (937) 498-7207
Fax: (937) 498-7326
Stark Director, Stark County Board of Elections
3525 Regent Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 451-8683
Fax: (330) 451-7000
Summit Director, Summit County Board of Elections
470 Grant St
Akron, OH 44311-1157
Phone: (330) 643-5438 x5446
Fax: (330) 643-5422
Trumbull Director, Trumbull County Board of Elections
2947 Youngstown Rd, SE,
Warren, OH 44484-5294
Phone: (330) 369-4050
Fax: (330) 369-4160
Tuscarawas Director, Tuscarawas County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 69
New Philadelphia, OH 44663-2599
Phone: (330) 343-8819
Fax: (330) 343-3125
Union Director, Union County Board of Elections
940 London Ave, Ste 1000
Marysville, OH 43040-8036
Phone: (937) 642-2836
Fax: (937) 642-2823
Van Wert Director, County Board of Elections
120 E. Main St
Van Wert, OH 54891-1428
Phone: (419) 238-4192
Fax: (419) 238-7145
Vinton Director, County Board of Elections
31935 SR 93
McArthur, OH 45651
Phone: (740) 596-5855
Fax: (740) 596-1907
Warren Director, Warren County Board of Elections
520 Justice Dr
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: (513) 695-1358
Fax: (513) 695-2953
Washington Director, Washington County Board of Elections
204 Davis Ave.,Ste B
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: (740) 374-6828
Fax: (740) 374-7698
Wayne Director, Wayne County Board of Elections
200 Vanover St, Ste 1
Wooster, OH 44691-4849
Phone: (330) 287-5480
Fax: (330) 287-5686
Williams Director, Williams County Board of Elections
1425 E. High St, Ste. 104
Bryan, OH 43506-1751
Phone: (419) 636-1854
Fax: (419) 636-2975
Wood Director, Wood County Board of Elections
1 Courthouse Sq
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2427
Phone: (419) 354-9120
Fax: (419) 354-1730
Wyandot Director, Wyandot County Board of Elections
109 S Sandusky Ave Rm 12
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351-1423
Phone: (419) 294-1226
Fax: (419) 294-6437