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Special case voting

Emergency Absentee

In the state of Ohio, there is a contingency for voters that encounter an emergency on Election Day. Access to this type of ballot is rigidly defined by the state, with ballots typically delivered to people suffering from a medical emergency. Parents whose children are hospitalized may also be granted access to an absentee ballot.

Absentee Voter Application

To request an Absentee Ballot:
  • Download and complete a FILLABLE Absentee Voter Application Form
  • Contact the Board of Elections to have one mailed to you. 225-5656.
  • Mail via US mail or deliver completed application to: Montgomery County Board of Elections Absentee Department 451 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45422

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

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