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National Voter Registration Day: Make sure you’re registered and ready to vote in 2020 Staff




File photo of a voting location from Wikimedia Commons by Tom Arthur.

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and with the deadline to register to vote in the 2020 presidential election being October 5, now is the time to make sure you’re registered and ready to vote.

If you’ve moved recently or haven’t voted in a while, you may need to update your voter registration.

You can get registered, update or confirm your Ohio voter registration by clicking here.

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many voters will opt to cast their ballots by mail rather than voting in-person at their polling location. However, Ohioans have the option of dong that, voting early in-person before Election Day, or voting in-person on Election Day, November 3.

No matter which way you decide to vote, your vote will be counted.

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office has sent out absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters.. You can fill that out and send it in, and your local board of elections will send you an absentee ballot in the mail.

If you did not receive a ballot request form in the mail, you can find a PDF version of the form here. Print it out, fill it in, and send it to the Seneca County Board of Elections, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1101, Tiffin, OH 44883, or if you live outside of Seneca County, your local board of elections address. At this time you cannot submit an absentee ballot request online.

After submitting your absentee ballot request, you can track your vote-by-mail ballot online here. For questions regarding the process, contact the Seneca County Board of Elections at (419) 447-4424 or your county board of elections.

Early in-person voting begins in Ohio on Tuesday, October 6. You can vote in-person at the Seneca County Board of Elections, 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1101, Tiffin, OH 44883.

Hours for in-person early voting are as follows:

  • Oct. 6 – Oct. 16 (weekdays only)
    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 – Oct. 23 (weekdays only)
    • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25
    • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 26 – Oct. 30 (weekdays only)
    • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31
    • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1
    • 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2
    • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can also vote in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polling locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can find your polling location here.

Ohio is looking for more poll workers this year, as the coronavirus pandemic has created a shortage. Poll workers are paid for their time and play a big role in ensuring a successful election. If you’re interested in becoming a poll worker in this year’s presidential election, click here.

More Resources:

Ohio Secretary of State’s Website

Seneca County Democratic Party

Seneca County Republican Party

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