Registered voters who want to vote early in Ohio can usually cast their votes in their county's Board of Elections Office. The address and contact information of the 88 counties in Ohio can be found on the County Boards of Elections Directory on the Ohio Secretary of State's website.
Voters in Ohio may vote early by either voting by mail using an absentee ballot or by voting in person during the allotted early voting period in an early voting site. In Ohio, the absentee and early voting period begin 28 days prior to the actual Election Day. Any eligible Ohio voter may request an absentee ballot 90 days before the election date. The state requires voters to send a ballot request form early to give enough time for the BOE to mail the absentee ballot to the requester and for the voter to timely return the completed ballot. The absentee ballot may be sent through U.S. mail or may be delivered in person to the relevant BOE office.
Voters who want to vote early in person may contact their BOE office to check the exact location where they can cast their votes. Early voters are required to provide the last four digits of their Social Security number or their driver's license number, a government-issued proof of identity and a valid photo ID.