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Elections Calendar

Important dates for Elections in Ohio

Deadlines for elections

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, November 15, 2019
 
  Absentee Ballots. Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than the day before the general election and received by this date to be counted.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
 
  Official canvass. Boards of elections may begin official canvass of general election ballots.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
 
  Official canvass. Boards of elections must begin official canvass of general elections ballots no later than this date.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 
  Complete canvass. Boards of elections must complete canvass of general election ballots no later than this date.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
 
  Notice of Presidential Primary election. Boards of elections must prepare and publish notices of 3/10/2020 presidential primary election.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
 
  Partisan candidates, local questions, absentee ballots.
Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m.

Local questions and issues for primary election must be certified to or filed with the board of elections.

Applications for absentee ballots for primary election may be accepted.

Declarations of candidacy for presidential delegates and alternates to a party's national nominating committee must be filed by 4 p.m.
Monday, December 23, 2019
 
  Certify petitions. Boards of elections must certify the validity and sufficiency of partisan candidates petitions.

Boards of elections must certify the validity and sufficiency of local options petitions.
Friday, December 27, 2019
 
  Protests. Protests against partisan candidates and local options petitions must be filed by 4 p.m.
Monday, December 30, 2019
 
  Write-in candidates. Write-in candidates for presidential primary election must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 
  Absentee Ballots. Applications for absentees ballots for all 2020 elections may be accepted.