Voter Help Desk
State of Ohio
How should I return my completed ballot?

There are two primary ways to return your ballot:

1. Postal Mail: If you use postal mail, it is best to mail it early from the post office and make sure it is postmarked to show the mailing date was on or before Election Day. Be sure that the address includes "USA."

2. Carriers such as FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.

Military Post can be used both inside and outside the U.S. Be careful to note that Military Post can take an average of 13-18 days from combat areas. We recommend the FedEx-supported Express Your Vote for assurance that your ballot arrives in time.

Do not rely on the US Embassy or Consulate to send your ballot back in time. They are not a mailing organization. There may be some assistance through American Citizen Services, however, it varies depending on which country you are in. The best is for you to send your ballot from a post office if you are sure you have enough time for mail delivery, or by an express mail courier (however, that may be costly).

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