Time Remains For Absentee Ballots

Ohio voters still may vote on an absentee ballot – either by mail or in-person at their county’s board of elections office – in time for the Tuesday primary election in the state.

Voters have until noon Saturday to request an absentee ballot by mail. These can be obtained by phoning their respective county board of elections, or by downloading an absentee ballot request form at MyOhioVote.com.

Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than 10 days after the May 7 election, or on May 17. Absentee ballots may be delivered in person to boards of elections no later than the close of the polls on Election Day, but they can not be returned at polling locations.

Voters wanting to cast absentee ballots in person at local boards of election offices may do so at the following times and locations:

– In Belmont County, in-person absentee voting happens from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday at the board office, 103 B Plaza West, St. Clairsville. The office will also be open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday for voting, but there will be no in-person absentee voting in Belmont County on Monday. Residents with questions should contact the Belmont County Board of Elections at 740-526-0188.

– In-person absentee voting takes place in Harrison County from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Thursday at the courthouse in Cadiz, and from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday. The office also will be open from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Voting continues at the board office on Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s primary election in Harrison County pertains only to residents living in German, Green and Shortcreek townships.

On Election Day, voters in German and Green townships only will vote at the board office from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.. Voting also will take place in Shortcreek Township at the Harrisville Fire Department during the same hours. The Harrison County Board of Elections can be reached at 740-942-8866.

– Jefferson County voters may vote an absentee ballot in person at the elections board office, 117 N Third St., Steubenville, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Voting also will take place in the office from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday. Those needing more information should call the Jefferson County Board of Elections office at 740-283-8522.

– In Monroe County, in-person absentee voting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. There are no in-person absentee voting hours set for Monday in Monroe County.

The Monroe County Board of Elections office is located at 47084 Black Walnut Parkway, Woodsfield, and the phone number there is 740-472-0929.