Key 2017 Election Dates
October 10th – Voter registration deadline for November 7th general election
October 11th – Beginning of early voting, Boards of Elections can begin mailing absentee ballots
November 4th – Absentee ballot request forms must be received by Boards of Elections by noon for November 7th general election
November 6th – Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by the day before the election
November 7th – General Election Day, polls open 6:30am-7:30pm; absentee ballots returned by methods other than U.S. mail must be received by Boards of Elections before polls close



2017 Voter Information

Voting 1-2-3 Card

Updated with information relevant for elections in 2017, this free resource is available to download, print, or share online. Click here to download the card.

Voters' Guide

Download information on the two 2017 general election statewide ballot issues here.

2017 Voter Q&A (Social Media Graphics)
Ohio Early Voting Hours

How can I vote?

Where do I vote?

 When can I vote?

 What’s on my ballot?

 What types of Voter ID are accepted?

 What should I know on Election Day?

I need help!

How do I vote by mail?

 Can I vote if I am in the hospital on the Election Day?

Where should I vote if I moved?

What assistance is available for voters with disabilities?

Young Voter Outreach Tools

Pledge to Vote card – Encouraging voters to sign an “I pledge to vote” card and then following up by sending them helpful reminders has been shown to increase voter turnout. LWVO designed a Pledge to Vote (PTV) card geared towards young people that your League can use at high schools, college campuses, and other community events. Click here to download the card. Please promptly send completed PTV cards to the LWVO office so that we can include those voters in our election reminder system. Keep a copy for your local League so you can send them local election announcements, such as inviting them to a LWV candidate forum.

Informal Voter Pre-registration for Teens – How many times have you held a voter registration drive at a high school and had students say with regret that they won’t be old enough to vote this year? Now we have a way to give them a voice! LWVO’s new PTV card includes a check box where teens under 18 can informally “pre-register” with LWV so we can get them registered when they turn eighteen.

Turn in any completed PTV cards to the LWVO office, and we take care of tracking and follow-up.

Election Reminder Text Message (SMS) Program – Younger generations are adept at electronic communication, so LWVO set up a new SMS program that allows us to send election reminders by text message directly to cell phones. The new PTV card featured above includes a check box to sign up for text messages and provide a cell phone number. Voters can also sign up for text message reminders from the League of Women Voters of Ohio on key election dates and activities by texting “votereminder” to 31996.