All About Absentee Voting: What you need to know

. August 24, 2020.

Who can request an absentee ballot and when?

Any qualified voter may request an absentee ballot right now or at any time before noon on Saturday, October 31.

Where can I get an application for an absentee ballot?

Applications for Lucas County residents can be found at  

Absentee Application

How do I submit an application for an absentee ballot ?

Voters must submit their application in writing to the Lucas County Board of Elections, 1 Government Center, Suite 300 Toledo, Ohio 43604.

How do I receive my absentee ballot?

After you submit an application for an absentee ballot, the ballot will be mailed to your address listed on the application

How do I deliver my absentee ballot to the Board of Elections?

Absentee ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off in person at the board of elections office. (Note, Due to Covid there is also a drop box outside the front entrance to 1 Government Center) If mailed, an absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than November 2 and be received no later than ten days after the election.

Early Voting

In-person early voting begins on October 6 in downtown Toledo at 1301 Monroe St.,Toledo, Ohio 43604, at  the “Ohio Means Jobs” building. 

The polling station will be open:

 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, October 6-16;

 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, October 19-23; 8am-4pm, Saturdays, October 24 and 31; 1pm-5pm, Sundays, October 25 and November 1; and 

8am-2pm, Monday, November 2.
It is suggested that you bring photo identification with you,  to avoid any issues.