Deadline to register to vote in general election is Oct. 10

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 7 General Election is on Oct. 10.

Across Ohio’s 88 counties, there are 1,517 respective local issues that will appear before voters. Voters will also be deciding a number of local races and can obtain additional information on these contests by contacting their county board of elections.

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the Nov. 7 General Election is Oct. 10 (30 days before the election).

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Voters may go to in order to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

Military and Overseas Voting

Early voting for military and overseas voters is already underway.
Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for absentee ballots in 2017 may still do so by visiting

Overseas voters can visit There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

All Ohio voters may begin voting on Oct. 11 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person or mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

Voter Toolkit

The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information.
Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.

Get Election Updates, Virtual Voting Sticker

All voters are encouraged to connect with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get election information and updates throughout the year. Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the Nov. 7 General Election.

Facebook users simply need to “like” Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall.

Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.