Key Election Dates

Key Election Dates

2022 Ohio Election​ Calendar 

Jan. 01: Applications for absentee ballots for all 2022 elections may be accepted (first day of the year)

Apr. 04*: Deadline for voter registration for May 3 primary election (30 days before primary election)

Apr. 30: Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for May 3 primary election must be received by boards of elections by noon (three days before primary election)

May. 03: Primary Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Boards of elections must receive absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, by the close of polls)

May. 13: Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after primary election)

Jul. 05*: Deadline for voter registration for August 2 special election (30 days before special election)

Jul. 30: Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for August 2 special election must be received by noon (3 days before special election)

Aug. 02: Special Election may be held. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Boards of elections must receive absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, by the close of polls)

Aug. 12: Absentee ballots for August 2 special election returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than August 1 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after special election)

Oct. 11*: Deadline for voter registration for November 8 general election (30 days before general election)

Nov. 05: Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for November 8 general election must be received by boards of elections by noon (three days before general election)

Nov. 08: General Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Boards of elections must receive absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, by the close of polls)

Nov. 18: Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than November 7 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after general election