Request your mail-in ballot ASAP if you want to vote in Ohio’s Primary


For the first time in Ohio, there will be no traditional, in-person Election Day voting in this cycle. The in-person voting that had been scheduled for March 17 was canceled via a state order amid fears of further spread of the coronavirus.

On March 25, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly passed H.B. 197, which sets April 28, 2020 as the final day of Ohio’s primary election. All ballots already submitted by mail or in-person will count, so long as they were otherwise valid.

If you have NOT already voted in the primary, request your vote-by-mail ballot at The online form cannot be submitted electronically. Rather, it must be printed and mailed. A ballot will be mailed to you and it must be returned to the board of elections, either postmarked by mail on April 27 or hand-delivered by 7:30 p.m. April 28.

In-person voting will only be available for individuals with disabilities who require in-person voting and those who do not have a home mailing address. And in-person voting will only occur on April 28 and only at boards of elections early vote centers, not at precinct polling locations.