When does absentee voting begin and end?
Primary and general elections: Absentee voting begins 35 days before the day of a primary or general election.
Special elections: Some elections do not involve the nomination or election of candidates. These elections are called special elections. Absentee voting for special elections begins as many days before the day of the election as reasonably possible. You may contact your county board of elections to learn if a special election is being held in your precinct and, if so, when absentee ballots will be available.
Once absentee ballots are available for voting, any eligible voter may receive and return an absentee ballot in person at the county board of elections office or by mail.
Who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot?
Any qualified Ohio voter whose registration information is up to date may request and vote an absentee ballot without stating a reason.