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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.

Election Dates

Now – October 31 Mail-in (absentee) ballot applications accepted

October 5 Last day to register   

October 6 – October 30 Submit your mail-in (absentee) ballot

October 6 Early in-person voting begins

November 2 Mail-in (absentee) ballot must be postmarked by the day before election to count.

November 3 Election day

*Select library locations will be serving as polling places on Election day, Nov. 3, and will be closed for library service. These locations include Corryville, Green Township, Groesbeck, Harrison, Hyde Park, Oakley, Madeira, Main Library (South Building only), Mariemont, Monfort Heights, North Central, Reading, Sharonville, Symmes Township, and Westwood.


Voter Registration Forms

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

Early Voting and Absentee Voting (Mail-in)

Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio can vote by mail. Just send in an application.

Mail-in ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections before the close of the polls at 7:30pm on Election Day.

Related Online Resources for Ohio Voters

A directory of Hamilton County contests and candidates is available on the Smart Voter website. - 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.

Voice for Refuge - voting information for speakers of many different languages.

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, League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, and the Ohio Voting Rights Coalition to keep you informed and empowered to get out the vote. 

Related Blog Posts

Our Latest Writer-in-Residence Podcast: Civic Engagement

In this episode of our Library podcast "Inside the Writers Head", our Writer-in-Residence and a guest discuss nonpartisan civic engagement.

How New Americans Can Get Out the Vote This Election

Our guest blogger from Cincinnati Compass offers nonpartisan resources to help new Americans vote in the 2020 election.
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