Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, October 02, 2009

Voter registration deadline, early voting, absentee voting

Casey Brown with the Norwood Republican Club sent us everything our readers need to know about voting in this year’s November 3 election. Following are two key excerpts from this recent Enquirer article:

1.) Registering to vote: Voters have until 9 p.m. Oct. 5 to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election or update their voter registration information. Registration forms are available at election board offices, local library branches and Bureau of Motor Vehicle offices. For questions contact your local elections board.

2.) In-person early voting: Hamilton County's election board will hold special hours for in-office voting from 8 a.m. to noon on each Saturday before the election and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday through Friday, beginning Oct. 19 and running through Oct. 30 at the Board of Elections, 824 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati.

Absentee voting started this week. Any registered voter can vote absentee in Ohio elections, but voters need to request an absentee ballot every year because ballots are not sent automatically. If you are registered and have moved since the last election, filling out the absentee ballot application and sending it in will change your registered address with the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The BOE will then send you an absentee ballot for your new voting district so long as you are already a registered voter. Click here for absentee voting information on the BOE’s website.