Absentee/Early Voting Information
UOCAVA (Military) Absentee Ballots will be ready Friday, September 22, 2023
Absentee/Early voting in-office begins Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Absentee voting by mail begins Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Call 419-592-7956 for an Absentee Ballot Application or click on the link below
Absentee Ballot Application Request Deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023 by 8:30 p.m.
Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Office is open 8:00 am-9:00 p.m.
ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTING HOURS:
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, November 5
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
|Monday, November 6|
NO VOTING IN THE OFFICE
****NO IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2023****
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023 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 Application 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:
- Delivering it personally to the Board of Elections
- Placing your ballot in the dropbox located outside the Board of Elections office
- Having a spouse of the elector, the voter's 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 4th 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 4th 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.
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 4 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 day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections not later than the 4th day after Election Day.