The last day to register to vote in Ohio is Monday, Oct. 5 and it is important that voters have a plan of action to get their ballots filled out. Voting can be done early in-person, by mail-in ballots or at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3. The League of Women of Oxford wants to inform and remind the community about the important dates.
If using vote-by-mail, send in your application as soon as possible. The ballots will be mailed out beginning on Oct. 6, to those who have requested them. Read the instructions to return the ballot correctly and check the postage. Butler County’s postage is 70 cents, but postage may vary depending on the county in which you are voting, as the size of ballots may vary from county to county depending on the number of local races and issues on the ballot.
Make sure to sign your ballot. Following the directions is important to make sure your vote is counted.
To return the ballot:
Send through US Mail or use the 24-hour drop box at the Butler County Board of Elections office, 1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton.
Check days and hours of locations. Be sure to bring identification. More information can be found at https://elections.bcohio.gov/. When going to vote, remember to wear a mask and don’t go the last few days to avoid long lines.
The Oxford Seniors announced this week it will provide a twice-daily shuttle from Oxford to the Butler County Board of Elections in Hamilton, on weekdays from Oct. 6 through Nov. 2., for registered voters wishing to vote early, in person. Call (513) 523-8100 to reserve a ride.
On Election Day:
Visit your polling location and wear a mask. Don’t forget to bring your proper identification.
The League of Women Voters would like to remind voters that states are likely to still be counting votes for weeks after Election Day, because of the large number of mail-in votes that are anticipated. Voters therefore should not expect that the results of races will be known on the night of Election Day.