Election Day 2016: Voter information, deadlines, important information

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Election Day is the first Tuesday in November or Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. You may cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. If you don’t know the location of your precinct polling place, contact the board of elections in your county.

Voter information, deadlines

Editor’s note: There’s an effort to extend early voting five days prior to the current date (Oct. 12, 2016), but a court ruling is still pending at press time.

Ohio Secretary of State: Election Day  voting: Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.  Voters must bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by visiting MyOhioVote.com. Voter Toolkit: The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.

Mahoning County Board of Elections. Mahoning County Board of Elections, 345 Oak Hill Ave., Entrance A, Youngstown, Ohio 44502; 330-783-2474. Fax: 330-783-2801. http://vote.mahoningcountyoh.gov. Hours:  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  You can register at the Mahoning County Board of Elections during business hours.  Military and Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins Sept. 24, 2016 (45 days before Election Day). Early in-Person Voting: Begins Oct. 12, 2016 and also includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day. Absentee Voting By Mail: Begins Oct. 12, 2016 (28 days before Election Day). The absentee postmark deadline is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.  Deadline to register to vote: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Trumbull County Board of Elections. 2947 Youngstown Road, S.E., Warren, Ohio 44484; 330-369-4050. http://www.electionohio.com/trumbull/. You can register at the Trumbull County Board of Elections from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Military and Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins Sept. 24, 2016 (45 days before Election Day). Early in-Person Voting: Begins Oct. 12, 2016. Absentee Voting By Mail: Begins Oct. 12, 2016 (28 days before Election Day). The absentee postmark deadline is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.  Deadline to register to vote:  Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Qualifications/deadlines

Qualifications to vote: If you will be 18 on or before the Nov. 8, 2016 general election, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the state of Ohio.

Deadline to register: All voters must be registered by 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016  to vote in the Nov. 8, 2016 general election.

Address/name changes (registered voters)

Address and name changes: Address and name changes of registered voters can be made by notifying the board of elections of the change by completing and signing a voter registration card on or before the deadline. If the change is not made before the deadline, a provisional ballot can be cast in the office of the Board of Elections, beginning Oct. 12, 2016 through Nov. 8, 2016.

How to register to vote

Where you can register to vote: You can register at the Board of Elections; all County offices; branch registration locations established by the Board of Elections; Ohio Dept. of Health Agencies (WIC); Dept. of Human Services; all public high schools; public libraries and Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations. You must provide either your Ohio driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.  You sign an oath attesting to the accuracy of all information given. You must register using your legal name just as you would for any legal document.

You can request registration forms by mail, by phone, in person or by having another person obtain them for you. The completed form can be returned to the Board by you in person, by mail or by having another person return it for you. Forms must be in the possession of the Board of Elections by the close of registration at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

Compiled by the Metro Monthly Staff.

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