Last day to register to vote in the November 5, 2013 general election

Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding voters the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming November 5 General Election is Monday, October 7.

Register to Vote/Update Your Address:
The deadline to register to vote for the November 5 General Election is Monday, October 7, 2013 (30 days prior to the election). Voter registration forms are available at or from local boards of elections and other designated agencies, such as libraries and BMVs. Should voters have moved since the last election, they should also act now to update their voting address online at

Check Your Registration:
Voters can easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, online at The system is populated with information from county boards of elections. It is important to note that boards may make a last minute change to a person's polling place that would not be reflected online, but voters would be notified by mail. Questions about information contained in the online system should be directed to the county boards of elections.

Election Ballot Issues:
On November 5, 2013, Ohioans will vote on 1,677 local issues, 195 of which are school issues.  A complete list of local issues appearing on the ballot is available electResultsMain /2013Results.aspx and at

In-Person Absentee Voting:
In-person absentee voting began October 1, 2013, or 35 days before the election. For specific information including times and locations, contact your county board of elections .

Absentee Voting by Mail:
Voters have until Saturday, November 2nd at noon to request an absentee ballot by mail. They may do so by contacting their county board of elections for more information, or by downloading an absentee ballot request form at .  

To cast an absentee ballot by mail, voters must complete, sign and seal their voted ballots, taking care to provide the required information, including proper identification. Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after the election (November 15, 2013). Absentee ballots may also be delivered in person to boards of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day. They may not be returned at polling locations.

Election Day Voting:
Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls must remember to bring the and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting

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