Absentee ballot request forms to be printed in local newspapers

Voting in this year’s primary election has been extended to April 28, but for most people must be done by mail by April 27.

As a service to our readers, the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News are providing absentee ballot request forms in Sunday’s newspapers. Working with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, our newspapers created a form that can be cut out of the newspaper, filled in and mailed to your local board of elections to request a ballot.

If you have a printer at home, you can print out your own request form here. 

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If you are unable to print a ballot at home and don’t have a subscription to Sunday’s newspaper, copies are available at all area Kroger, Speedway, Meijer, Walmart and convenience stores locations.

Providing absentee ballots in the newspaper is only one way our newspapers are working to serve as a resource to our community in these unprecedented times. We are providing the latest news on the impacts of coronavirus and resources available; printing educational content for stuck-at-home parents and caregivers; and giving everyone access to this information by making our epaper digital edition of the newspapers available to everyone free of charge. 

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Elections officials advise registered voters to mail absentee ballot request forms as soon as possible to give the county time to process the application, mail your ballot and so you can get the ballot back in the mail postmarked no later than April 27.

If you have already voted, you should not request another ballot. Votes already cast will be counted on April 28.

In-person voting will be offered on April 28, but will only occur at boards of elections early voting center and only be available for people with disabilities who require in-person voting and people who do not have a home mailing address.

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