The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Ohio's primary election on March 17, 2020, but absentee, mail-in voting for this election has been extended to April 28, 2020.
Governor DeWine and his administration were forced to make the difficult decision to close the polls for in-person voting on March 17 in the interest of public health. What transpired that day is unprecedented in modern times, but was necessary to avoid substantial health risks to both poll workers and to voters themselves.
Since that time, the legislature has passed new, emergency legislation that will allow Ohioans to continue voting through an extended absentee voting process. Last week, the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives each unanimously passed a bill extending absentee voting for Ohio’s primary election to April 28. This allows Ohioans who were not able to vote in person on March 17 to submit their vote via an absentee ballot. Governor DeWine signed this bill into law on Friday, March 27.
If you are a registered voter, here's how you can still cast your vote:
Request an Absentee Ballot: There are two options to request an absentee ballot:
1) You can call your County Board of Elections, or