At AARP, we have a long history of informing voters 50-plus about issues that matter, such as preventing cuts to Social Security and Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices. AARP strives to be proactive in providing relevant information so that voters know how to vote safely no matter how they choose to vote.
In this unprecedented year, requests for absentee ballots are breaking records. There are some things voters need to know about absentee ballots and early voting.
· Please make sure that you have requested your absentee ballot - you have until noon on October 31st, but strongly encouraged to make your request by Friday October 30th.
· All mail-in ballots must be post-marked by November 2nd. You can check that your absentee ballot is being sent by going to voteohio.gov to track your ballot.
· By tracking your ballot, you can confirm that they have received your ballot and that your vote is being counted.
Another way to vote this year is by voting early. This started on October 6th and lasts until Election Day, November 2nd. Early voting is typically done at the Board of Elections office, where you can call ahead to see the hours they are open and determine if there are any additional early polling locations. The Board of Elections office also has drop-off boxes, where you can safely drop off your absentee ballot. In addition, for those who have mobility issues, there is curbside voting for easy convenience.
Lastly, you also have the opportunity to go directly to the polls to vote on Election Day.
AARP wants to help make sure that voters understand what their voting options are. AARP will never tell you who to vote for, but instead make sure that you have the resources and information needed to safely make your voice heard this election.