Some important dates involving Ohio’s March 6 primary election are fast approaching.
Early voting — both at the Board of Elections and via mail-in ballot — begins Jan. 31. Applications for mail-in ballots are available on the board’s website or by calling the board’s offices at 513-632-7039, 513-632 7040 or 513-632-7044.
The deadline for mail-in ballots is March 3 at noon. Early in-office voting ends on March 2 at 6 p.m.
Early in-office voting is available during all normal office hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Also, extended early in-office voting hours will be available on Feb. 6 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., along with voting from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. throughout the week of Feb. 27 to March 2.
The deadline for voter registration, to file a change of address or a change of name is 6 p.m. Feb. 6.
The Board of Elections is located at 824 Broadway, downtown.
Primary elections are when political parties nominate their candidates for the general election, which will be held this year on Nov. 6. During the primary, voters must select a party ballot; only one party can be selected. The choices are Democratic Party, Republican Party, Green Party and Libertarian Party. Also, an issues-only ballot is available in some parts of the county.