Ohio State Legislature Primary Election TOMORROW, Aug. 2

COLUMBUS, OH — Common Cause Ohio reminds Ohioans that this Tuesday, Aug. 2 is the second primary for the 2022 elections.

Here are a few ways Ohioans can vote:

For returning ballots:

  • Voted ballots can be returned to your County Board of Elections up until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots returned to local precinct polling places will not be counted. Only close relatives — including step-relatives — can return a voted ballot to the board of elections, according to Ohio law.
  • If you decide to mail your ballot it must be postmarked by today, Monday, Aug. 1. 

For Election Day voting:

  • Election Day polling places open on Tues., Aug. 2 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ohioans can check their polling place before they vote.
  • Because Ohio accepts several forms of ID, voters can bring their Ohio driver’s license, utility bill, cell phone bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck with their name and current address. View the full list of acceptable IDs here.
  • In Ohio, voters don’t register with a political party. Ohioans ask for the ballot they want. If a voter is an Independent, they can ask for an issues-based ballot.

Voters can view what’s on the ballot here.

Statement of Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio Executive Director 

“The right to vote is the foundation of our government, and elections — both generals and primaries — are a key element of that foundation.

Tomorrow, Aug. 2, marks Ohio’s second primary election. While it is hard to go to the polls knowing that the Ohio House and Senate districts have been determined to be unconstitutional, Ohioans want to have their say.  Voters will not opt out because of these rigged voting districts.

There may be some voter confusion because of this additional primary. On Election Day, polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. You can check your polling place before you get in line, and you’re allowed to bring one of several acceptable IDs in order to vote. If you requested a mail-in ballot, it must be postmarked by TODAY, Monday, Aug. 1. Voted ballots can be returned to the County Board of Elections until 7:30pm on Election Day. 

If you have questions or need assistance, you can call or text the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE. The nonpartisan Election Protection program has been helping voters for more than two decades. We encourage voters to take advantage of their expertise.

If Ohioans aren’t yet registered to vote, they can still register for the upcoming November general election.”


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