Early Voting Begins Today in Ohio

As they always say, vote early, vote ofte... well, just vote once per election, please. But still, vote early.

Voters in Ohio looking to weigh in on the Nov. 6 general election (if you're eligible to vote, this should be you) get their first chance today.

Polls in Ohio are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Polls will also open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays starting Oct. 27. All voting sites will stay open until 7 p.m. on weekdays starting Oct. 29.

Ohioans will cast ballots for governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state auditor and treasurer, one of the state's two U.S. Senate seats and all of its U.S. House seats. Voters will also decide on a number of state representative and state senate races, as well as Ohio judges and ballot initiatives. Hamilton County voters will also pick judges and decide on a number of local issues.

Early voters in Hamilton County can cast their ballots at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Norwood. The schedule changes slightly the week of the election: On Sunday, Nov. 4, the BOE will be open from 1-5 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 5, it will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Those living in other Ohio counties can find their polling places and other early voting information here. Voters can also mail in their ballots via an absentee ballot any time during early voting.

Voters in Indiana can also cast their ballots at their county election board starting today. Indiana's rules for mail-in absentee ballots can be found here.

Kentucky doesn't technically allow early voting, but those who meet certain criteria that would prevent them from voting on election day can cast an absentee ballot early.

Scroll to read more News Feature articles


Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.