Ohio Environmental Council, January 1, 2022
Our commitment to democracy is more important than ever. In order to protect all Ohioans’ right to clean air, water, and lands, we must fight to safeguard our democracy and empower every individual to vote and make their voices heard on the ballot.
Here’s the information you need to know to vote in the 2022 Primary and General Election. For additional information, we encourage you to visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/
Is this the first time you’ve voted in Ohio? Thank you for engaging in this important process! Click here to register to vote.
Have you recently moved or changed your name? You will need to update your voter registration in order to participate in the upcoming election. Click here to update your voter registration.
Every Ohioan should regularly confirm that they are properly registered to vote. Click here to check your Voter Registration Status and to find your voting location.
You must register to vote no later than 30 days prior to an election.
You may update your registration within 30 days of Election Day if you’ve moved to a new location within Ohio, however you may end up needing to vote provisionally. We recommend updating your registration 30 days before Election Day.
Now that you’ve ensured you are registered to vote, it’s time to make your plan.
As an Ohio voter, you currently have three options to vote: (1) vote at home by mail, (2) vote early in-person at your local county Board of Elections, or (3) vote in-person on Election Day.
All Ohio voters have the opportunity to vote in any election from the safety and convenience of their own home by requesting an absentee ballot. Here’s how to vote by mail:
According to the Secretary of State, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) estimates that it may take two to five days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail. If you are returning your voted ballot during the week before Election Day, you should take it to USPS no later than the day before Election Day and ensure it receives a postmark to be counted.
All registered voters may vote early in person at their county board of elections (BOE) or early voting center as designated by the county.
On Election Day, you must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
If you do not know where your designated precinct or polling place is located, please contact your county board of elections or click here to search for your polling place online.
Thank you for being a voter! All Ohioans share the responsibility of exercising their right to vote and holding our elected officials accountable for the decisions they make that impact our communities and our environment.
Remember, advocacy messages are more effective when people hear them from their own friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors.