Today is voter registration deadline; early voting starts Wednesday


Today is the last day for Ohio residents to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election.

According to the Ohio secretary of state’s website at www.sos.state.oh.us, individuals can register in person or by mail.

The National Mail Voter Registration form is available at www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx.

Each county board of elections office or the secretary of state’s office can mail a voter registration form, too.

All registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked by today, the 30th day before the election.

Voter registration forms are available and registration can be made in-person at various other locations, including:

  • The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • Public libraries.
  • Public high schools or vocational schools.
  • County treasurer’s offices.
  • The Department of Job and Family Services.
  • The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children program).
  • The Department of Mental Health.
  • The Department of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
  • Office of any state-assisted college or university responsible for providing assistance to students with disabilities.

Early voting begins Wednesday at the Hancock County Board of Elections office, 201 E. Lincoln St., rear entrance.

The office will be open during the following hours and dates for early, in-person voting:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-14; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 17-21; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 24-28; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 7.

A list of candidates and ballot issues are available online at: www.hancockboardofelections.com