BOARD OF ELECTIONS INFORMATION
Our office is located at 288 Lafayette St., London, OH, 43140
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
(unless otherwise specified, the Board usually meets the second Tuesday of every month)
Voters can obtain absentee ballots three ways:
1. Voters can find applications for Absentee Ballot Application on our website. Download and print off an Absentee Ballot Application and mail to the Board of Election’s office.
2. Email a request for Absentee Application, include your name, mailing address, contact information and number of applications needed to [email protected]
3 If you do not have access to print off the application below or email, please call us and leave a detailed message to request an application be mailed to you.
To request a ballot by mail, complete and print the application available here:
Absentee Ballot Applications can be returned to:
288 Lafayette, London, OH, 43140
If you have questions or need more info please call the office at 740-852-9424.
Receive an Absentee Ballot – By Mail
If you desire an absentee ballot by mail, fill in, print out and sign the absentee ballot application. Be sure to provide all the required information indicated on the application. A hard copy of the completed and signed application must be mailed to or delivered to the Board of Elections’ office at the address above. Email or fax submissions cannot be accepted. The application must be received by the Board no later than noon the Saturday before the election, although that deadline will probably not allow enough time to receive the ballot via return mail.
Ballots will not be mailed until the day after the voter registration deadline.
Receive an Absentee Ballot – In-Person
Voters may vote at the Board of Election’s office during In-Office Absentee Voting Hours.
Visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s site for more important absentee voting information.
UNIFORMED AND OVERSEAS ABSENTEE VOTER INFORMATION
Register to vote and apply to recieve an absentee ballot using the current Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), available online at www.fvap.gov.
Helpful Sites for UOCAVA voters
VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS / TYPES OF VALID ID
There are several types of valid photo identification.
- Ohio driver’s license;
- State of Ohio ID card;
- Interim ID form issued by the Ohio BMV;
- A US passport;
- A US passport card;
- US military ID card;
- Ohio National Guard ID card; or
- US Department of Veterans Affairs ID card
All photo IDs must have the following:
- An expiration date that has not passed;
- A photograph of the voter;
- The voter’s name, which must substantially conform to the voter’s name as it appears in the Poll List or in the Poll Book
NOTICE: An unexpired Ohio Driver License, State ID Card, or Interim Documentation with your former address IS an ACCEPTABLE form of ID when your current address is in the pollbook.
The BMV issues Ohio Interim Documentation until the applicant receives their new ID through the mail. A driver’s license or state identification card in the old or new format, the Ohio Interim Documentation, and a voter’s old, hole-punched driver’s license or state ID card are acceptable forms of identification for voting, as long as the expiration date has not passed.
If the voter changed their name and provides proof of the legal name change, completes and signs Form 10-L, and is registered within the precinct, the voter’s name on the photo ID may be different from the voter’s reported change of name.
REMEMBER: A voter who moves within the precinct (and completes a Voter Registration Form) or provides proof of legal name change (and completes Form 10-L) votes a regular ballot.
UNACCEPTABLE TYPES OF ID
Ohio law prohibits acceptance of the following forms of ID:
- Driver’s license or photo identification card issued by a state other than Ohio;
- Social Security card;
- Birth certificate;
- Insurance card;
- Utility bill;
- Bank statement;
- Government check;
- Other government document; or
- Any registration acknowledgment notice from the county board of elections.
If you do not have any of the above forms of identification, you may cast a provisional ballot.
If you do not provide one of the above forms of photo ID, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than four days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification. If you do not have a photo ID because of a religious objection to being photographed, you may complete an affidavit of religious objection and have your provisional ballot count.