Early In-Person Absentee Voter Law
As of January 27, 2006, per H.B. 234, Ohio voters are no longer required to state a reason in order to vote absentee. However, voters applying for an absentee ballot must provide either their Ohio Driver’s License number or the last 4 digits of their social security number in order to receive a ballot.
Absentee voter requests must be mailed or dropped off in person as Ohio law does not permit the faxing or emailing of ballot requests by domestic voters. The ballot drop box outside of the board of elections will be available 24 hours a day. Absentee ballot requests must be received by the Saturday before Election Day at 12:00 PM (noon). To request a ballot, voters may download the Application for an Absentee Ballot to fill out or may write a letter which includes:
- Address to send the ballot to if different from home address
- Telephone number
- Birth date
- Ohio driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Election for which you are requesting a ballot
- Party affiliation if you are requesting a ballot for a primary election – Democratic, Republican or issues only
- A statement that you are a qualified voter
- Signature of voter
Military & Out of Country Absentee Voters
You may go online and download the Standard Form 76A – Registration and Absentee Ballot Request – Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). Fill the application out completely and sign it. Ohio does not require a witness / notary. The FPCA is good only for the calendar year in which it was mailed. By mailing a new form each January, or if your mailing address changes, it will ensure that a ballot can be sent for each election. If you wish to vote in a partisan primary election, you must include the party ballot that you would like to receive. Ohio allows you to submit the FPCA by mail, email, or fax.
You may alternatively download the Application for Absentee Ballot to have a ballot sent for one election. It must be mailed, as Ohio law does not permit the faxing of ballot requests. Please include an email address, if possible, on either application.
Greene County Board of Elections
551 Ledbetter Rd.
Xenia, OH 45385