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Absentee Voting

Request an Absentee Ballot


 Download and complete a FILLABLE Absentee Voter Application Form.


Request By Phone

Contact the Board of Elections to have one mailed to you.
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Once completed, Mail or deliver completed application to:

Montgomery County Board of Elections
Absentee Department
451 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45422

Your request must include:

  • Name and Registered address
  • Date of birth
  • Either your Ohio driver’s license number or the last four digits of your social security number
  • Election you are requesting: ex. Primary, Special, or General
  • Your complete legal signature
  • In lieu of an Ohio driver’s license number or the last four of your social security number, the following forms of identification can be used:
    • A copy of your Ohio driver’s license
    • A copy of an identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the United States government
    • A copy of a utility bill
    • A copy of a bank statement
    • A copy of a paycheck
    • A copy of a government check

When will I get my ballot?

Under Ohio law, ballots will be mailed starting the first day of early voting.

When should I return my ballot?

All voted absentee ballots must be returned by mail, or hand-delivered to the Board of Elections’ office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

When should my ballot be postmarked by?

Ballots postmarked the day before the election will be counted if received by the Board of Elections up to 10 days following the election. (Overseas ballots can be postmarked on Election Day.)

Other Helpful Links

The Board of Elections is here to help. Whether you are a citizen or a candidate, we provide the information you need to participate in Ohio elections.

Uniformed and
Overseas Citizens

Even abroad, citizens can exercise their right to vote. If you are on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces outside the state, you, your spouse and dependents may vote by an armed service absentee ballot if you meet the requirements.