PLAN YOUR VOTE: Early in-person voting

October 1, 2020 by Ross Musick / voting

Voting early in-person is a great way to stay safe during this election season and still make sure your vote counts. Early in-person voting is similar to voting on election day, but you can go to your County Board of Elections location and do it in the weeks before the election. Voting early in-person can help avoid the large crowds expected at polling places on Election Day. 

To vote early in-person for the November election, simply visit your county’s board of elections during the hours listed below. You will need to have identification with you, like an unexpired drivers license or government-issued ID; or a current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck that match the address on your registration.

2020 Early Voting Schedule in Ohio:

October 6 -16
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 19 – 23
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 24
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 25
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

October 26 -30
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 31
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 1
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 2
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit the Ohio Secretary of State website for more information regarding early in-person voting and County Board of Elections locations:

You can vote on election day, by a mail-in absentee ballot, or by voting early in-person. Certain accommodations and other means of help are available if you need them.

DRO operates a voter hotline every Election Day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. If you need help, call us at 614-466-7264 or 800-282- 9181. Our normal intake line is open from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. We are working remotely, so leave us a voicemail and we will call you back.

If you are interested in learning more about your voting rights, visit DRO’s website:

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