Any qualified Ohio voter whose registration information is up to date may request and vote an absentee ballot without stating a reason. Absentee voters may choose to request and vote an absentee ballot in person or by mail prior to Election Day. For the vast majority of voters, absentee voting begins the day after the close of voter registration, 29 days prior to Election Day.
Voting In Person
Registered voters can vote in person at the Board of Elections office at 3800 Stonegate Drive, Suite C, Medina Township (Off Pearl Road behind Hobby Lobby and Litehouse Pools). You have the option of voting on a touch-screen voting machine or we can print an optical scan paper ballot, on which you can vote in the office or take home to vote and return.
Important Dates for the
March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
Tuesday, February 18th 8:00am - 9:00pm
-Voter Registration/Update Deadline
In-Office Absentee Voting Hours:
Mon-Fri, Feb 19-28
Mon-Fri Mar 2-Mar 6
Saturday, Mar 7
Mon-Fri Mar 9-Mar 13
Saturday, Mar 14
Sunday, Mar 15
Monday, Mar 16
Early Voting ends at 2:00 pm the day before Election Day.
Tuesday, March 17th
-Election Day vote at the POLLS ONLY
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
8:00am - 2:00pm
**Medina County offers a remote ballot marking system for use by an absentee voter with a qualifying disability under Americans with Disabilities Act to allow a qualifying voter to mark his or her ballot privately and independently. Ohio requires applicants to submit Form 11-G (button to the right), each election.
Voting By Mail
Registered voters have the opportunity to vote in the next election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. You can request your ballot for each individual election beginning on January 1 or 90 days before the date of an election, whichever is earlier, but you must complete and submit a separate application for each election in which you want to vote.
Your request must be received by the Medina County Board of Elections by noon the third day before the election (usually a Saturday). However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to timely return that ballot.
How do I request and vote an absentee ballot?
You can click on a blue button above for the absentee ballot request form, which you can print at home and complete, or you can go to the Medina Country Board of Elections and obtain the form or you can write us and request an absentee ballot giving the following information:
Your name and voting residence (address)
The election for which you are requesting a ballot
Date of birth
Last 4 digits of your Social Security number, or Ohio Drivers License number
If the election is a Primary, choice of party or issues-only
The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent
Once you have completed your printed form or letter with all of the required information, make sure that you sign it.
Mail the request to:
Medina County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 506
Medina, Ohio 44258
Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from the board of elections. If you have questions about your absentee ballot request, you can check online below or call us at 330-722-9278.
Return your voted ballot. You can send it by U.S. Mail or deliver it in person to the board of elections, but the return envelope containing your marked ballot must either be received by the board of elections prior to the close of the polls (7:30pm) on Election Day, or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election.
Note: No voted ballot may be returned to a board of elections by fax or e-mail. If a voted ballot is returned by fax or e-mail, it will not be accepted, processed, or counted.
How do I know that my absentee ballot has been sent to me or was received by the Board of Elections?
You can click on the blue button below to track your ballot.
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