Absentee Voting – In Person:

In person Absentee Voting begins 28 days before Election Day and ends at 2pm on the Monday before Election Day.

In person Absentee Voting is held at the Board of Elections office, located at 724 S. 7th Street, Coshocton OH 43812.

Absentee Voting – By Mail: 

A new Absentee Ballot Request Form must be submitted for each Election in which a voter wishes to vote by mail.

To obtain an Absentee Ballot Request Form, you may scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on APPLICATION FOR ABSENT VOTER BALLOT

Forms are also available at the Board of Elections office, located at 724 S. 7th Street, Coshocton, OH 43812.

Completing the Application Process:

Absentee Ballot Requests can be accepted starting 90 days prior to the Election you are wanting to vote in.

Complete the request form by providing your name, address, date of birth, a form of identification, and an address to which your ballot should be mailed.

Be sure to sign the application before submitting it.

Acceptable forms of identification include: your Ohio Driver’s License number (2 letters followed by 6 numbers) OR the last four digits of your Social Security Number OR a copy of either your current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current address.

Return the ballot request form to the Board of Elections no later than 12 p.m on the Saturday before Election Day.

All requests for an Absent Voter Ballot must be made in writing. Forms may be sent by mail or delivered in person. Applications submitted via email or fax will not be accepted or processed.

Instructions for Voting an Absentee Ballot

Returning Your Voted Ballot

An elector may return an absentee ballot (1) by mail, (2) deliver it personally to the board of elections, or (3) may have a spouse of the elector, the voter the 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 of the elector may deliver it to the board. R.C. 3509.05(A).

Envelopes containing marked absent voter’s ballots must be delivered to the board no later than the close of polls on the day of the election. However, any return envelope that is postmarked prior to the day of the election must be delivered to the board before the 11th day after the election. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).

Ballots that are delivered in envelopes postmarked prior to the day of the election that are received after the close of polls on election through the 10th day thereafter must be counted on the 11th day. R.C. 3509.05(B)(1).

UOCAVA voters must submit the absentee ballot for mailing not later than 12:01 a.m. at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election. R.C. 3511.09.

Please note that the U.S. Postal Service (“USPS”) estimates that it may take two to five days for an elector’s voted absentee ballot to be delivered to the board of elections by mail.

Forms prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State

Absentee Ballot Application

Absentee Ballot Request for uniformed service members, their families, members of the organized militia and their families and other overseas U.S. citizens (link to the Federal Voting Assistance Program)

Application by Relative for Uniformed Services or Overseas Absent Voter’s Ballot 

Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot by Voter Requiring Assistance

Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot by a Voter With a Disability & Request to Use Remote Ballot Marking System
Application for Provisional Ballot by Voter With A Personal Illness, Physical Disability, or Infirmity


NOTE: An original SIGNATURE is necessary; therefore, you are not able to complete these online.

All Forms are also available on the Ohio Secretary of State’s Website


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