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

Overseas Ballots are sent as of 45 days prior to the election - good idea to check it if yours has not appeared yet!

You can go to the our State Voting Information directory:

Look up your State and "Am I registered - State Look up Tools" and try to check status that way as well. Your state may have a "Where's my Ballot" lookup.

If the above suggestion does not give you an affirmative answer, please look up and call your election office to check (they manage ballot delivery to voters):

If you cannot obtain your ballot, please use the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot available here: and territories are required to send ballots to overseas and military voters 45 days before a general election.

Note that if you send in a 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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