COLUMBUS — The Montgomery County Democratic Party is urging registered voters who have yet to cast their ballot in Ohio’s primary election to request their absentee ballot and return it before the April 28 deadline.
“Because of the coronavirus crisis, Ohio Democrats and Republicans in the legislature unanimously supported a plan to complete our primary election by mail,” said Mark Owens, chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. “This way Ohioans can stay home safe and healthy, while exercising their right to vote. However, they need to take action soon to request their absentee ballot from their county’s board of elections. For voters who return their absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by Monday, April 27. Or voters can return their ballot in person, dropping it off at the Montgomery County Board of Elections no later than Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s important for voters to know — polling places will not be open on April 28 or June 2. If voters want to make their voices heard in the primary election, they must request their absentee ballot right away.”
“We’re pleased that Ohio’s primary election was extended, allowing Ohioans to stay home and vote,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The bill passed by the legislature didn’t have everything we were looking for, but we’re glad to see that each absentee ballot will have postage paid and every board of elections will soon have a secure dropbox outside, where voters can return their absentee ballots at any time of day and without in-person contact.
“We’re urging every Ohio voter that wants to participate in the primary election to submit their absentee ballot application immediately, so they have ample time to receive and return their absentee ballot.”
Voters can download and print an absentee ballot request form at the Montgomery County Board of Elections website at montgomery.boe.ohio.gov. Voters can also call the board of elections at (937) 225-5656.
The Ohio Democratic Party voter protection hotline is 1-833-DEM-VOTE (833-336-8683). More information is available at OhioDems.org/vote.