Voter Help Desk
State of Ohio
What if my ballot arrives after I send in a completed Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

If the official ballot from your local election office arrives after you have sent in a completed FWAB, you should still use it to vote and send it in to replace the FWAB. If it arrives in time the official ballot from your voting jurisdiction will then be the ballot counted. This is a standard procedure and does not equal voting twice.

Always return any absentee ballot sent to you regardless of when you receive it - even if it's with a note to say it arrived too late to be used, or that you did not complete it for some other reason.

You can also use the special Express Your Vote program to return both an FWAB and then later an official ballot.  Visit: to see details of this special FedEx supported ballot return program.


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