The Ohio General Assembly will allow Ohioans to vote by mail in Ohio’s 2020 Primary Election. Follow these instructions to request and cast your ballot by mail.

Ohio’s 2020 Primary Elections were disrupted by the coronavirus. The Ohio General Assembly is providing Ohioans with absentee voting by mail in the Ohio primary election. Here are the deadlines for requesting and casting your ballot:

April 25 – Deadline to request your vote-by-mail ballot.

April 27 – Deadline to postmark your ballot. 

– OR – 

April 28 by 7:30 p.m. – Deadline to drop your ballot off at your county Board of Elections.

If you haven’t cast your ballot yet, the following instructions on voting in the Ohio 2020 Primary Election are provided by the Ohio Secretary of State:

Step 1: Request Your Absentee Ballot by Printing and Mailing in Your Request Form

  • Fill out the absentee ballot request form on this web page, or print and complete the form by hand:
  • When completing the absentee ballot request form, select “Primary Election” in Step 6, and the date “April 28, 2020”.
  • Once you’ve filled in each field, press the “Open Printer Friendly PDF” button and verify you’ve entered your correct information (if you made a mistake, you can edit your information directly on the PDF);
  • Print the PDF, sign, put the completed form in an envelope with correct postage and mail it to your county board of elections. You may also contact your board of elections and deliver your ballot in-person. Follow this link for a county board of elections directory:
  • Your absentee ballot request must be received by your county board of elections no later than noon on the Saturday before Election Day (April 25, 2020).
  • If you do not have a printer, call your county board of elections and request that an absentee ballot request form be mailed to you for completion.

When your absentee ballot arrives at your home, follow the instructions on the ballot for completion and for returning your ballot for the Ohio primary election.

The Ohio Secretary of State provides additional guidance on the Ohio primary election on their Frequently Asked Questions page: