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:
- Downtown Main Library (Tech Center, first floor in the North Building)
- Green Township
- Hyde Park
- Monfort Heights
- North Central
- Price Hill
- Symmes Township
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.
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.
- Vote by Mail applications, opens a new window must be received at the Board of Elections by noon on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
- To submit your Vote by Mail application, opens a new window through a Library location, the application needs to be dropped off at the Library by Monday, April 25, 2022.
- Ballots, opens a new window are mailed from the Board of Elections beginning 28 days prior to Election Day and continue to be sent until the Saturday prior to Election Day.
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
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