COLUMBUS – The deadline to register to vote in the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election is just days away — on Feb. 16.
According to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, voter registration forms are available at MyOhioVote.com, county board of elections and local libraries. If sent via U.S. mail, registration forms must be postmarked by Feb. 16 to be considered valid. All 88 county boards of elections will be open until 9 p.m. Feb. 16 to accept registration forms.
Voters can also check their voter registration status, update their information and utilize the Online Change of Address System at MyOhioVote.com. All Ohioans are encouraged to confirm and update their registration on or before Feb. 16, particularly if a voter has not voted in a long time, changed their name or changed their residence.
For more information, call the Clinton County Board of Elections at 937-382-3537.
Military and overseas voting
Ballots for military and overseas voters became available on Jan. 29. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may still do so by visiting OhioMilitaryVotes.com or OhioVoterPassport.com for overseas voters. There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media. All voters can also contact their county board of elections directly for more information.
Absentee voting by mail and in-person
All Ohio voters may begin voting on Feb. 17 — the first day after the close of registration — via in-person and by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit MyOhioVote.com.