Have a Disability? You CAN vote!
Ohioans with disabilities have the same voting rights as non-disabled Ohioans.
- Have a guardian? You can vote. As long as you meet eligibility requirements and have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court, you are qualified to register and vote.
- Can't sign your name? You can still register...and vote. You can appoint an "attorney in fact" to sign a voter registration application on your behalf, as long as this happens at your direction and in your presence. For more information, visit the Voters with Disabilities page of the Ohio Secretary of State's website.
- Need help voting? You can vote. You can ask for help from precinct election officials, or bring someone with you to the polls to help, as long as it is not your employer or an agent of your employer, an agent of your union, or a candidate that is running for office.
- Live in a nursing home? You can vote. The Board of Elections can deliver a ballot to you. They will send two election officials of different political parties to deliver the ballot and return it to the Board of Elections.
- Can't access the polling place? Can't see to read a ballot? You can vote. Ohio law requires that all voting locations be made accessible for people with disabilities. In Ohio, every polling location is required to have a voting machine that is ADA compliant. If you are a blind or vision-impaired person, let the poll workers know that you would like to use this machine. If you are unable to enter the polling place, you may vote curbside. Two precinct election officials from the major political parties will bring a ballot to you. You may sit in a car and vote, or you may vote at the door of the building.
Ohio voters can vote early in person, via absentee ballot, or in person on Tuesday, November 3.
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Election and Candidates/Issues Information
- Looking for nonpartisan information about the candidates and issues on the ballot? Check out the Candidates and Issues Guide published by the League of Women Voters of Greater Dayton Area: https://www.lwvdayton.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/vg2020.pdf
- Registration and voting basics for the 2020 election: A video presentation by the League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area: https://youtu.be/m2TbTzmMqGg
- Voter registration closed October 5, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
- If your name or address changes, you must update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to the election. If you register or update your information after the October 5 deadline, the change will apply for the next election.
- Not sure if you are registered? Use the Ohio Secretary of State's Voter Lookup Tool.
- Unsure whether you are eligible to vote? Check out the Ohio Secretary of State's Eligibility and Residency Requirements.
- To get an absentee ballot, your request must be received by October 31. See the Ohio Secretary of State's website for information on how to get an absentee ballot.
- Absentee voting begins October 6.
- For information about accessible absentee voting in Ohio, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's Accessible Absentee Voting in Ohio page.
- Returning your absentee ballot by mail? It must be postmarked the day before the election (November 2) to be counted.
- You can deliver your absentee ballot in person to the Board of Elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.
- If you request an absentee ballot, but instead choose to vote at your polling place on Election Day, you must vote a Provisional Ballot.
- You can track your absentee ballot online.
- For more guidance on absentee voting, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's Absentee Voting page.
Early Voting in Montgomery County
- Early In-Person voting takes place at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 451 W. Third Street, Dayton, 45422, and begins October 6.
- Tuesday, October 6 through Friday, October 23: Registered voters may vote in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31: Registered voters may vote in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Sunday, October 25 and Sunday, November 1: Registered voters may vote in person between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
- Monday, November 2: Registered voters may vote in person between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Parking: Parking in the Montgomery County Parking Garage is free for voters who participate in Early Voting.
- For more guidance on Early Voting in Montgomery County, visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections Early Voting page.
In-Person Voting on Day of Election
- September 17-October 5: Contemporary Dayton, 118 N. Jefferson; Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- September 22: National Voter Registration Day, League of Women Voters, 127 N. Ludlow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- September 23: Life Enrichment Center, 425 Findley St. - Food Bank Mobile Pantry
- September 26: Second Street Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- September 26: Omega Baptist Church, 1821 Emerson Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- October 2: Talbott Tower on Ludlow and Main, Downtown Dayton Partnership from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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