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A request for an emergency ballot for absentee voting due to hospitalization must occur between 12pm on the Saturday before Election Day and 3pm on the afternoon of Election Day

FROM THE Ohio BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

If you or your minor child is in the hospital on Election Day, you must submit a properly-completed and signed request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located by 3 p.m. on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you or your minor child must be confined in a hospital because of an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency. If you or your minor child is hospitalized in the same county where you are registered to vote, two representatives of the board of elections can deliver the ballot to you, wait while you mark the ballot, and return your voted ballot to the board office.

 

Additionally, you may include in your absentee ballot application a request that your county board of elections give your unmarked ballot to a designated relative – your spouse, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece – who shall deliver the ballot to you in the hospital and return your voted ballot to the board office. Click here for Hospitalized Absentee Ballot Request Form 11-B.

 

You can confirm your registration by visiting the Ohio My Voter Information page

Ohio STATE LAW

R.C. 3509.08(B)(1)

(B)

(1) Any qualified elector who is unable to travel to the voting booth in the elector's precinct on the day of any general, special, or primary election may apply to the director of the board of elections of the county where the elector is a qualified elector to vote in the election by absent voter's ballot if either of the following apply: 

(a) The elector is confined in a hospital as a result of an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency occurring before the election; 

(b) The elector's minor child is confined in a hospital as a result of an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency occurring before the election.

Ohio law governing this area is detailed: more details can be found here.

Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at the Ohio My Voter Information page

Fill out the application and send it to your county board of elections.

If you designate a family member to deliver your ballot, it must be returned by 7:30pm on Election Day

 

A link to the addresses of the county election officials is HERE

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