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You may request an Absentee Ballot by…

Licking County Board of Elections
20 South Second Street
Newark, OH  43055

  • absentee ballot applications need to arrive at the Board of Elections no later than seven days before the election in order for a ballot to be mailed to the absentee ballot requester.

You may return your absentee ballot to the Board of Elections by:

Ballots may be placed in the Board of Elections drop box located at the County Administration Building parking lot entrance. 20 S. Second St. Newark, OH 43055. Ballots placed in this box do not require postage. The box is under 24/7 video surveillance and emptied regularly by our bi-partisan Board of Elections staff.

An elector may return an absentee ballot (1) by mail, (2) deliver it personally to the board of elections, or (3) may have a spouse of the elector, the voter, the father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the elector may deliver it to the board. R.C. 3509.05(A).

Envelopes containing marked absent voter’s ballots must be delivered to the board no later than the close of polls on the day of the election. However, any return envelope that is postmarked prior to the day of the election must be delivered to the board before the 4th day after the election. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).

Ballots that are delivered in envelopes postmarked prior to the day of the election that are received after the close of polls on election through the 4th day thereafter must be counted on the 5th day. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).

UOCAVA voters must submit the absentee ballot for mailing not later than 12:01 a.m. at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election. R.C. 3511.09.

Please note that the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) estimates that it may take two to five days for an elector’s voted absentee ballot to be delivered to the board of elections by mail.​

Your absentee ballot must be received by the Board of Elections for your county before 7:30 PM on Election Day to be counted!