The Ohio Primary Election Voting mail-in ballots must be mailed and postmarked today to be counted
By Chuck Gibson
LOVELAND, OH (April 27, 2020) – All Ohio voters must have their mail-in ballot postmarked no later than today, April 27 OR delivered in person to their county board of elections before 7:30 p.m. election day, Tuesday, April 28, to be counted.
Deadline for mail-in ballots is today, Monday, April 27 (Provided)
Many questions surround the March 17, Ohio Primary Election postponed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response closing polling places and moving the election date back to Tuesday, April 28. Yes, mail-in ballots must be postmarked today, Monday, April 27, but they also must be received by the board of elections by Friday, May 8, to be counted. It is too late to request a mail-in ballot be mailed to you today if you have not already done so. If you are a registered Ohio voter, go to VoteOhio.gov for information on how to obtain a mail-in ballot today.
From the website of Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose (Provided)
Yes, there will be limited in-person voting on Tuesday, April 28, but Ohioans remain under a “Stay at Home” order so restrictions apply. In person voting will occur only at boards of elections early vote centers, not at precinct polling places. In-person voting will only be available to persons with disabilities requiring in-person voting and those who do not have a home mailing address. If you have already voted in-person, or by mail prior to the original March 17, primary election date, YOU DO NOT NEED TO VOTE AGAIN. Your March 17, ballot was secured by your county board of elections and will be counted April 28.
You can even post this digital “I Voted” sticker to your social media sites (Provided)
Everybody wants to know: When will the results of the election be announced?
According to Secretary of State Frank LaRose website, tabulation of votes received by 7:30 p.m. on April 28th will begin upon the conclusion of that deadline. As those unofficial results are received, they will be posted on LiveResults.OhioSoS.gov. Per Ohio law, the final official canvas will be completed three weeks after the conclusion of the election.
That’s a look at just a few important questions about voting in our Ohio Primary Election