2020 Voting Guide: How to register and vote

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The Troy City Schools will have a 0.25-percent earned income tax on the ballot this fall. Money raised from this tax would provide operating funds for the school. This is the first time since 2006 the district has asked for additional operating funds. 

 

Here are some important things to remember when voting this year:

 

Key dates

  • General election voter registration deadline: Oct. 5, 2020

  • Early voting and mail-in voting begins: Oct. 6, 2020

  • Deadline to request absentee ballot: Oct. 31, 2020

  • Early voting and mail-in voting ends: Nov. 2, 2020

  • General election: Nov. 3, 2020

 

How to register online

If you are not yet registered to vote, you may do so online by clicking HERE. You will need: 

  • Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number

  • Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Address

  • Last four digits of your Social Security number

 

How to register by mail or in-person

To register to vote, you may print out THIS FORM and mail it or return it in person to:

 

Miami County Board of Elections

215 W. Main St.

Troy, OH 45373

 

You may also obtain this form by sending a request to the address above. 

 

Absentee voting

Many Ohio voters will cast their vote via absentee ballot this fall. 

 

Here is how you can obtain an absentee ballot:

  1. Go online, fill out and print THIS FORM

  2. Fill out the required information on THIS FORM by hand on a blank sheet of paper

  3. Call the Miami County Board of Elections at (937) 440-3900 and request an absentee ballot 

  4. If you are already registered to vote, you should have received an absentee ballot request form in the mail from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office. If not, you can contact them HERE

 

Whichever method you choose, you have to fill out and send the completed request form to your local board of elections, then wait for the board to mail back a ballot. Fill that ballot out and mail it back to your board of elections.

 

If you're concerned about filling out your absentee ballot application correctly, put down your phone number or email address on the form. That way, if the county board of elections finds any problem with your application, they're required to contact you through one of those means so it can be fixed.

 

All absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2. Voters are encouraged to fill out their paperwork as soon as possible, there are several steps involved in obtaining and returning a ballot. You can track your ballot HERE

 

Early in-person voting

Early in-person voting begins on October 6.  Hours for in-person voting are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 6 to Friday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 12 to Friday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, November 2 from 1 p.m. to p.m.

  • Monday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to p.m.

 

Voting will take place at the old county courthouse located at 215 West Main Street, Troy Ohio 45373.  Please use the west-facing entrance on the south side of the building (toward Main Street).  Please bring identification to the vote center. Voters will be required to practice safe social distancing guidelines while in line and wear a mask when entering the building (if the statewide mask mandate is still in effect).

 

In-person voting on Election Day

Of course, you can still vote the traditional way, by visiting your polling location on Nov. 3.

 

The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 3, 2020.  Voters will be required to practice safe social distancing while in line and while inside the polling location, and wear a mask when entering the building (if the statewide mask mandate is still in effect).

 

To find your polling location, click HERE

 




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