Voting

Voting

The March 17, 2020 Primary Election in Ohio was posted and in-person voting is cancelled. However, voters may cast a mail-in absentee ballot through April 28, 2020. The Medina County Board of Elections Office is closed to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. No in-person voting will be permitted except for the following:

  • Voters with disabilities may cast their ballot at the elections office.
  • Voters who cannot receive mail where they live may cast their ballot at the elections office. (3800 Stonegate Dr., Medina, 44256)
  • Individuals who meet these criteria may vote in person until 7:30 pm, April 28.

For additional information go to Medina County Board of Elections or the Ohio Secretary of State websites.

Absentee Ballot Voting by April 28, 2020

Any qualified Ohio voter may request and vote an absentee ballot without stating a reason. The Medina County Board of Elections must receive absentee ballot requests by noon on the Saturday before the election.

Get your absentee ballot request form here

Fill out the request form, mail to the Medina County Board of Elections at P.O. Box 506, Medina, OH 44258, and an absentee ballot will be mailed to your home.

If you do not have a printer to print and mail the request form, email the Medina County Board of Elections at medina@ohiosos.gov to have a request form mailed to you.

Once you receive your absentee ballot, you must cast your vote and mail it postmarked by the day before the election for your vote to be counted.

Register To Vote

Voter registrations forms are available online and can be turned in or mailed to your local board of elections. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States;
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November 4, you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but you cannot vote on issues until you are 18);
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
  • You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States;
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.

If the person is eligible, the voter registration form must be typed or printed clearly using black pen. Forms filled in with pencil cannot be accepted.

Election Information

Medina County District Library's Reference Department has compiled a list of resources and websites at mcdl.info/election that you may use to help with any questions you may have about voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. Updated 3/27