Voting Information from the Library

Voting Information

Every voter counts. The Library's committed to providing nonpartisan voting information in person or online - no matter how you show up to the polls this election.

Important Message from the Secretary of State of Ohio

On March 16, 2022, the Supreme Court of Ohio invalidated the Ohio General Assembly district plan adopted on February 24, 2022. Therefore, the offices of Ohio House, Ohio Senate and State Central Committee will not appear on the May 3, 2022 Primary Election ballot. Voter district information for Ohio House, Ohio Senate, and State Central Committee will be updated as soon as that information is available.  Find your sample ballot at the Hamilton County Board of Elections website, opens a new window.

Important Election Dates

Library Polling Locations

The following library locations will be serving as polling places on Election Day, May 3, 2022:

Voting hours at these locations will be 6:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. EDT. These locations will be open for library service during regular hours.

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Early Voting and Vote By Mail

Early Voting in Hamilton County, Ohio

Visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections, opens a new window, 4700 Smith Rd. in Norwood, for early voting.

  • April 5-8 from 8am - 5pm
  • April 11-15 from 8am - 5pm
  • April 18-22 from 8am - 5pm
  • April 25-29 from 8am - 7pm
  • April 30 from 8am - 4pm
  • May 1 from 1pm - 5pm
  • May 2 from 8am - 2pm

Vote By Mail

Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio can vote by mail. Send your application, opens a new window to your county Board of Elections.

Sending Your Mail-in Ballot

Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by May 3, 2021, in in order to be counted. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections, opens a new window by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Your absentee ballot can NOT be accepted at your Precinct on Election Day; you can return a voted ballot ONLY to the Board of Elections.

Voter Registration Forms

Registering to vote is easy as 1, 2, 3. Not sure if you’re registered? Here’s where to check.  

Related Online Resources for Ohio Voters

Print a sample ballot or review a directory of Hamilton County candidates and issues on the Hamilton County Board of Elections website.

Vote411.org, opens a new window — Personalized voting information. See the races and issues on your ballot, compare candidates side-by-side, and read their views on the important issues in their own words. Brought to you by the League of Women Voters.

Action Tank Civic Health First Aid Kit — An especially important voting guide for young adults.

Hamilton County Office of Reentry — A video about voting rights for returning citizens.

Be a Poll Worker

Be a civic duty super star and work the polls so they aren’t short-staffed this election – you even get paid!

About Our Nonpartisan Partners

We’re partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative and League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, opens a new window to keep you informed and empowered to get out the vote. 

Ohio Government & Election Resources

Gongwer News Service

Full, accurate, timely and balanced coverage of Ohio's government and political systems. Provides coverage of bills in the General Assembly.

Ohio Capitol Connection

Allows users to follow bills as they make their way through the Ohio General Assembly. Included are current and past state legislation.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

This is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View covers over 400 topics, with overviews, points, and counterpoints. Database is a guide for developing arguments and debating.

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