CINCINNATI – Voting season in the Tri-State begins this week.
Time is running out for Tri-Staters to register for the Nov. 6 mid-term election, with early voting about to start. Here's what you need to know about voting in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana:
- The last day to register is Tuesday, Oct. 9. All states allow you to register online. Teens turning 18 by Election Day can register to vote in the Nov. 6 election.
- Early in-person absentee voting in Ohio and Indiana starts Wednesday, Oct. 10. Kentucky does not permit early in-person voting except in excused circumstances.
- The states also have different rules about absentee voting by mail. Ohio allows anyone to do it; Kentucky and Indiana require an excuse. More about that below. There are different rules for military and overseas voters as well.
- And, if you're wondering, experiencing homelessness does not make people ineligible to vote.
Register to vote online here. It's too late to register by mail. If you want to register in person, the Ohio secretary of state’s office says it has mailed a form to every Ohio adult. Use it or download a form here or get one at a public library or call (877) 767-6446. Return the form in person to your county Board of Elections by Tuesday, Oct. 9. Locate your county BOE here.
Check if you’re registered and find your polling place here.
Vote early in person at your county BOE or early voting center as designated by your county BOE. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 10, locations are open Mondays through Fridays and the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day. Check with your county BOE for times and locations.
Vote early by mail. Request an absentee ballot online here or by calling (877) 767-6446. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election. If mailed, absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. You can also return your absentee ballot in person to your county BOE before the close of the polls at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
View your sample ballot here. Click on your county in the map or on the list below.
Register online or check your registration here. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Find your polling place here.
Vote early in person. Kentucky law does not provide for early voting except in excused circumstances listed here. If you're eligible, contact your county clerk of courts to find out when you can vote.
View your sample ballot here.
Register online or check your registration here. It's too late to register by mail. If you want to register in person, download a voter registration form here and hand-deliver it to voter registration officials by Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 11:59 p.m., local prevailing time.
Find your polling place and sample ballot by scrolling through the options listed here.
Vote early in person: Download your absentee in-person ballot application here or pick one up at the county elections office when you vote. Absentee in-person voting starts Wednesday, Oct. 10 and ends Monday, Nov. 5 at noon, local prevailing time. Contact your county election administrator for times and locations.
Vote early by mail: See eligibility rules for absentee mail-in voting and download your absentee mail-in ballot application here. Applications must be received by your county election administrator by Monday, Oct. 29.