September 25, 2014

Registered voters can vote early by Absentee ballot or in person

close up of  a ballot box and casting vote on white background

close up of a ballot box and casting vote on white background

BATAVIA, Ohio (Sept. 25, 2014)  — All registered voters in Ohio should have received an application for an absentee voter’s ballot, which they must complete to vote early by mail for the Nov.  4 election.

Applications were sent out the first of September to registered voters by the Ohio Secretary of State. In the State of Ohio, all registered voters are eligible to vote early by mail or at the Board of Elections office during specific times. Early voting at the Board of Elections begins Tueday, Oct. 7. (Early hours are posted on the board’s website.)

Once the Clermont County Board of Elections receives a completed application from a voter, that voter will receive a ballot in the mail after Oct. 1. The voted ballot should be returned to the Board of Elections by mail before Election Day. Voters can also return their voted ballot in person to the Board of Elections up to the close of the polls at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

The Board encourages all voters to return their voted ballot to the Board of Elections as soon as possible to prevent delays in processing, said Judy Miller, Director of the Clermont County Board of Elections. Votes will not be tabulated until after 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Miller reminds voters that if they want to vote at the polls on Election Day, they should not complete the application for absentee ballot.

Clermont voters can see sample ballots at http://www.clermontelections.org/sampleballots.aspx

For further information, please call the Board of Elections at 513-732-7275, email the Board at Elections@ClermontCountyOhio.gov or visit the Board of Elections website at www.ClermontElections.org.

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