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Early voting now underway for Ohio's Primary Election on May 4

You are now able to cast your ballot in-person at your county board of elections or submit your absentee ballot.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor's Note: The above video aired on March 18, 2021

Early voting for Ohio's 2021 Primary Election is now officially underway. 

This year's Primary Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4. You are now able to cast your ballot in-person at your county board of elections (Click here for information). You can also mail in your absentee ballot or drop it off at your county board of elections.

You can vote in-person during the following days and hours:

  • April 6-9: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • April 12-16: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • April 19-23: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • April 26-30: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • May 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • May 2: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • May 3: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not the primary election for Ohio's 11th Congressional District. That Special Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, August 3.

Several Northeast Ohio school districts will be asking voters to approve levies, including Parma, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Kirtland, Madison. Strongsville, Seven Hills, and Fairview Park have tax levies on the ballot for fire and EMS.

The full list of issues on the ballot can be found by clicking here.

According to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Ohio has some of the most voter-friendly, accessible early voting opportunities in the nation. With four weeks of early in-person voting, Ohio outpaces the early voting period national average by 47.3%. 

Additionally, Ohio is one of just 20 states that allow early voting on Saturdays and one of just five that has statewide early voting on a Sunday. 

“Our elections have been so successful because over time we’ve developed a strong, secure, and accessible system that’s empowered voters with extensive opportunities to make their voice heard,” said LaRose. “This primary season is just as important as any other election, and with elections happening across 60 counties, it’s going to have a big impact in communities across Ohio.”

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Editor's Note: The below video with more details about the special primary election for the 11th Congressional District in August aired on March 18, 2021