Form 11-A Prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State (7/2020)
please print clearlyR.C. 3509.03
Absentee Ballot Application
Email:Telephone Number:
2) Your contact information
Contact information will be used by the board of elections to contact you in a timely manner if your application is incomplete.
1) Your name
Street Address:
4) Your home address at which you are registered to vote
(no P.O. Boxes or polling place addresses)
8) Affirmation
I understand that, per Ohio law, the board of elections must receive this request no later than noon on the Saturday
before Election Day. To account for possible delivery delay, return the application to the board of elections at least seven
days before the election.
I understand that if an absentee ballot is mailed to me and I change my mind and go to my polling place to vote on
Election Day, I will be required to vote a provisional ballot.
I understand that if I do not provide the board with all of the required information, my application cannot be processed.
I hereby declare, under penalty of election falsification, that I am a qualified elector and the statements above are true.
Important: If selecting a partisan ballot in a primary election, the ballot will include all questions and issues which the voter is eligible to vote.
Democratic Libertarian Republican Issues Only
If a primary election is selected, indicate the type of ballot you would like to receive by selecting ONE of the following:
November General Election
Special Election
Primary Election
7) Election in which you would like to vote (you must complete a separate application for each election)
C. A COPY of a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current (within the last 12 months)
utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document (other than a notice of
voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows your name and current address.
6) Your identification
Provide ONE of the following:
Street Address (or P.O. Box):
5) The address where you receive mail
(if different than above)
9) I am interested in serving as a poll worker on Election Day. (optional)
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3) Your date of birth:
A. Write in the last four digits of your Social Security number:
B. Write in your Ohio driver license number
(2 letters followed by 6 numbers):
/ /
Today's Date:
Signature X
Once your board of elections receives your absentee ballot request, the board will
process your request and mail your ballot to your address.
You can track your request and your ballot online at
If you return your absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than the
day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later
than 10 days after the election. By state law, a postmark does not include a date
marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter.
If you return your ballot to the board in person, or if a near relative* delivers it for
you, the board of elections must receive your ballot no later than 7:30 p.m. on
Election Day.
If you are a member of the uniformed services or a voter outside of the United
States, the ballot must be mailed not later than 12:01 a.m. on Election Day at the
place where you are located.
*Near relative includes the voter’s spouse or the voter’s father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother,
brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt,
nephew, or niece.
Ensure that all fields are complete.
If requesting a ballot for a primary election, and you wish to vote in a party’s
primary election, make sure you have checked your desired party. If you do not wish
to affiliate with a party or to vote in their primary, choose “Issues Only.”
Sign and date your form.
Mail the completed form to your county board of elections, or return the completed
form to your county board of elections office.
For your county’s board of elections address, please visit
If you have additional questions, please call the office of the Ohio Secretary of State
at (877) SOS.OHIO (877.767.6446).