Absentee/Early Voting Information
UOCAVA (Military) Absentee Ballots will be ready September 17, 2021
Early voting in-office begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Voting by mail begins Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Call for Absentee Request 419-592-7956 - see below for in-office voting hours
Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, October 4, 2021. Office is open 8:00 am-9:00 pm
ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTING HOURS:
October 5-October 22
Office will be closed October 11 for Columbus Day
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 25-October 29
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, October 30
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 31
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday November 1
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION DAY POLLS OPEN 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
You may request an Absentee Ballot from the Henry County Board of Elections by:
- Completing this Absentee Ballot Application and mailing to the Board of Elections.
- Absentee Ballot is in Adobe .PDF format, if you need Adobe Acrobat
- Calling the Board of Elections at 419-592-7956 and requesting an Absentee Ballot Application to be mailed to you.
IN OHIO, A VOTER MAY VOTE ABSENTEE WITHOUT REASON
You may return your Absentee Ballot to the Henry County Board of Elections by:
- By mail
- Deliver it personally to the board of elections
- May have a spouse of the elector, the voter the father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the elector may deliver it to the board. R.C. 3509.05(A)
Envelopes containing marked absent voter’s ballots must be delivered to the board no later than the close of polls on the day of the election. However, any return envelope that is postmarked prior to the day of the election must be delivered to the board before the 11th day after the election. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).
Ballots that are delivered in envelopes postmarked prior to the day of the election that are received after the close of polls on election through the 10th day thereafter must be counted on the 11th day. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).
UOCAVA voters must submit the absentee ballot for mailing not later than 12:01 a.m. at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election. R.C. 3511.09.
You or a relative may hand-deliver it to the Board of Elections or place in our dropbox located outside our office.
For your absentee ballot to be counted, it must be received as follows:
If cast from anywhere in the U.S. and you return it by mail, it must be postmarked the day before the election (Postmark does not include a date marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter) and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. If you return it in person or if a near relative delivers it to the board for you, it must be delivered to the BOARD OF ELECTIONS no later than the close of polls (polls close at 7:30 p.m.) on Election Day.
If you are a voter outside the U.S. on Election Day, your ballot envelope must be signed and postmarked by the close of polls on Election Day and received by your county board of elections not later than the 10th day after a special or general election.