Election Day, which is November 6th, isn’t your only chance to vote. You can also vote with an absentee ballot. Or you may vote early. Here’s how:
Early voting takes place at the Portage County Board of Elections. The address is 449 South Meridian St. in Ravenna. It’s the administration building, across from the BMV. Early voting happens on the first floor, in room 101. There are signs directing people to the early voting location.
Here are the hours for early voting:
Oct. 15-19 (M-F) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 22-26 (M-F) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 27 (Sat) 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 (M-F) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 (Sat) 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Nov. 4 (Sun) 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Nov. 5 (Mon) 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Early voting ends at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 5th.
To early vote, you must have registered to vote by October 9th.
If you don’t want to vote early in person, you may also vote by mail. Here is the absentee ballot request application: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/globalassets/elections/forms/11-a_english.pdf
Then, Election Day is November, 6th. Start thinking about how and when you plan on getting to the polls. Ride share companies, Uber and Lyft, are offering free transportation to the polls. If you don’t know your polling location, you can find it here: https://portage.ohioboe.com/apps/pollfinder.aspx