Tomorrow, April 6th 2021, marks the beginning of Early and Absentee voting for the 2021 May Primary Election! The municipalities with elections or issues on the ballot are as follows: City of Cincinnati, Village of Silverton, Deer Park, North College Hill, Indian Hill School District, and Winton Woods School District.
As with elections in the past, electors in these municipalities have three ways that they can cast their vote: voting in-person early at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, voting by mail by requesting an absentee ballot, or voting in-person at your polling location on election day!
Voting Early at the Board of Elections
Electors from these municipalities can go to the Hamilton County Board of Election – located at 4700 Smith Rd, 45212 – during specified hours to cast a ballot.
- April 6th– April 23rd: The Board is open for voting Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
- April 26th-April 30th: The BOE is open for voting Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
- Saturday, May 1st: The BOE is open for voting between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
- Sunday, May 2nd: The BOE is open for voting between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
- Monday, May 3rd: The BOE is open for voting between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Voting Early by Mail
Electors from these municipalities can request an absentee be mailed to their voting address by completing an “Absentee Vote by Mail Application” specific to the May 4th Primary Election. Submitted applications must be received by the Board of Election no later than noon on Saturday, May 1st in order to be processed and result in a ballot being mailed. It is recommended that you submit as soon as you can!
Voters can obtain an application to complete a few different ways:
- Visit the Board of Election’s Website and print one off!
- Call the Board of Elections (513-632-7000) and request an Absentee Ballot application be mailed to you!
- Visit the Board of Elections (4700 Smith Road, Norwood OH 45212) to complete a form in person!
Once completed, follow the instructions on the application and mail to Hamilton County Board of Elections, 4700 Smith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212 OR drop off in 24 hour monitored drop box on site at the Board of Elections!
Voting on Election Day: Tuesday, May 4th 2021
Polling locations in municipalities with elections and issues in the May Primary Election will be open from 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM on Tuesday, May 4th 2021. When you go to vote, bring a valid ID that shows your name and address that matches your registered voting address with the Hamilton County Board of Elections (you can check that by visiting http://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/check-registration-status/)
Learn where your polling location is by visiting https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/where-to-vote/
Valid Photo IDs include the following: Ohio Driver License/Ohio State ID/Ohio Interim Documentation, State of Ohio or Federal Government Photo ID, Ohio Concealed Weapons.
Acceptable documents as ID must show your name, current address, and be dated within 12 months. Those include: utility bill, bank statement, government check, payroll check, government document, military ID issued by U.S. Dept. of Defense.
Note: Voters presenting an Ohio driver license or Ohio ID card that shows a voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address has been updated with the Board of Elections and appears in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct. Voters NOT providing one of any of these documents at the precinct will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot, providing the last four digits of their social security number or by appearing at the Board of Elections office within 7 days of the Election Day to provide valid ID.
Learn more by visiting https://votehamiltoncountyohio.gov/voting-options/election-day/