Next General Election in 2018

Stay tuned for details on our next general election in 2018!


How Do I Vote In The 2016 Presidential Election?

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How Do I Register to Vote/ Am I Registered To Vote?

    • You can fill out a voter registration form online
    • You CANNOT submit a voter registration form online
    • For Franklin County, return your voter registration form to 1700 Morse Rd, Columbus, OH 43229

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When/Where Do I Vote?

  • In person 
      • Details TBA as we get closer to the elections in 2018
      • Tuesday, November 6, 2018: 6:30am- 7:30pm
  • By mail
      • Details TBA as we get closer to the elections in 2018
      • You need to complete a separate request for the general election (even if you requested an absentee ballot for the Primary)
    • Absentee Ballots will be made available on October 12, 2016
    • Return Your Ballot on time!
      • Postmark your absentee ballot by Monday, November 5, 2018 (at the post office; in home/office postal meters do not count)

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What/Who Is On My Ballot?

  • Details TBA as we get closer to the elections in 2018

  • Get your sample ballot with detailed information, including side-by-side comparisons of the candidates

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How Do I Get More Information About The Candidates On My Ballot?

  • Get your sample ballot with detailed information, including side-by-side comparisons of the candidates

  • Visit the candidates' websites and social media accounts
  • Attend voter education forums and candidates' nights

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What Do I Need To Do/Bring To Vote?

  • You need to have registered to vote by the deadline

  • An ID

    • Unexpired government-issued photo ID, military ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document

    • If you do not have any of the permissible forms of ID, still vote a provisional ballot, which may be counted under certain circumstances

  • Some people find it helpful to view their ballot in advance and complete a sample ballot.  To view a sample ballot, view "What's On My Ballot?" above.

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Where Can I Find Election Day Results?

  • Any other news website

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      Additional Resources

      *The following links are provided for the benefit of sharing information with other members.  The appearance of any link on this page should not be considered an endorsement of a political party, candidate, or issue by JMLBA.
      • One-Stop Shop for Franklin County Voters- Check your registration status, confirm your polling place, Request an Absentee Ballot, find a Candidate Nominating Petition, apply to be a Poll Worker, get your Sample Ballot, check your Election History, learn your Representatives
      • Ohio Secretary of State Election Website- The Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the elections process in Ohio. In addition to supervising how elections are carried out, the Secretary also plays a role in educating Ohioans about the responsibilities that come along with their right to vote. 
      • Ohio Voter Rights Coalition- A coalition of nonprofit voting advocate organizations in Ohio dedicated to ensuring that all eligible Ohio citizens maintain the right to vote in every election
      • Project Vote Smart- Mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans

      • Project Vote- A nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to realizing the promise of American democracy by building an electorate that accurately represents the diversity of America’s citizenry and ensuring that every eligible citizen can register, vote, and cast a ballot that counts