Ohio’s Primary Election has been extended to April 28, providing citizens more time to cast a ballot. Polls were closed by public health order on the original election date (March 17) due to the Coronavirus crisis.
If you already voted early for the 2020 primary election, your vote will still be counted. If you didn’t vote yet, you must apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. Applications are available online, at the Hamilton County Board of Elections office (4700 Smith Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212), or at Kroger in Harrison. Applications must be received by the Board of Elections no later than noon April 25. For detailed information and instructions, visit the Board of Elections website or call (513) 632-7000.
If you complete a vote-by-mail ballot, it must be postmarked by April 27, 2020. In-person voting will be limited to voters who have a qualifying disability or cannot receive mail.
Only voters who were registered in the State of Ohio as of February 18, 2020 may vote in the Primary Election. In this election, political parties nominate their candidates for the Presidential General Election, which is November 3, 2020. Voters may choose one of the following ballots: Democratic/Issues, Republican/Issues, Issues Only and voters in the 1st Congressional District (which includes Harrison) may also select Libertarian/Issues.