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2020 U.S. Election & Voter Guide

Your Voice Matters!

How do I use this guide?

The intention of this guide is to help Ohio University community members to participate in the 2020 election cycle. In this guide, you will find information on voting in Ohio or wherever you may be located. Including: 

Important Dates for the 2020 Election

Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020 but there are many other important dates you should consider.

Voter Registration Deadline

  • October 5, 2020

Absentee Voting by Mail Begins

  • October 6, 2020 
    • Your county board of elections must receive your application no later than October 31, 2020 at noon 

Last Day to Mail Your Absentee Mail Ballot

  • November 2, 2020
    • This means that your ballot must be postmarked by November 2, 2020
    • You can also hand deliver your ballot to your local Board of Elections office on election day (November 3, 2020)

Early In-Person Voting

  • October 6,2020 - November 2, 2020 

 Election Day 

  • November 3, 2020.
    • Polls are open between 6:30am - 7:30pm