Voter Help Desk
State of Ohio
When will my ballot arrive?

States and territories are required to send ballots to overseas and military voters 45 days before a general election.

If you have not received your ballot by 30 days prior to the election, you may want to do two things:

1) Call or email your local election official to confirm whether or not your ballot has been sent, and when. You will find all contact data is in the Election Official Directory on this website.

2) Send in a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB) - this is a downloadable blank ballot which you can obtain through this website. If you have your data in My Voter Account, login and click the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot option.

Note that if you send in an FWAB, and then receive your regular ballot from your election office, you should still complete the ballot and send it in to then replace the FWAB. This is an allowable practice and does not equal voting twice. Always return your ballot - (even if it is unmarked and enclosed with a note as to why!)

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