You might have already received it. If not, it’s coming soon.
In preparation of the May 4 primary, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has mailed cards to all county voters informing them of their polling location and providing absentee voter application forms.
Also, board officials are reminding voters about the rules for partisan primaries.
The primary is an election where political parties nominate their candidates for the general election in November. Ohio currently has two recognized major political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party; and four recognized minor parties for the May 4th primary – the Constitution Party, the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Socialist Party.
When voters go to their polling place on Election Day, they will be asked to select a party ballot or ask for an “issues only” ballot. The voter’s party affiliation will be based on the ballot selected on May 4th and will be listed in the board’s registration files for the next two years.
Additionally, early in-office and mail-in voting begins on March 30. In-office voting will be available Monday –Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications for mail-in ballots are available on the board’s Web site or by telephone at 513-632-7039.
The mail-in application deadline is noon on May 1. Early in-office voting ends at 4 p.m. May 3.
The deadline for voter registration/change of address is 9 p.m. April 5.
There are currently 578,593 registered voters in Hamilton County.