Ensure Your Voice is Heard—Make a Plan to Vote!
Early voting and absentee voting are both underway. Whether you plan to do early in-person voting, voting by mail, or you attend a poll to vote on election day, we've summarized the details on all voting options to help with your planning.
Early in-person voting:
Voters all over the state can now submit their ballots in-person at their local board of elections. Early voting ends at 2pm on November 2.
Voting by mail?
Print a ballot request form from the Ohio Secretary of State (SOS)’s website, or call your local board of elections to request a form. Be sure to include your email or phone number on the request form, as this will give the board of elections a way to contact you if there are any errors on your ballot application form that need resolved. Once you have received your ballot, you should plan to mail it in as soon as possible. Technically speaking, it must be postmarked by November 2, but it is best to plan to mail it at least a week before the election. You can also drop your completed absentee ballot in person at your county’s board of elections any time before 7:30pm on November 3. Every local elections board has a secure drop box for turning in completed absentee ballots.
If you’re planning to vote in-person on Election Day (November 3), please be safe and stay tuned with the SOS online polling location tool, as some polling locations may be relocated from where you're accustomed to voting due to COVID-19.
Reminder – OSMAPAC Endorsed Candidates 2020
Need a refresher on the candidates endorsed by the Ohio State Medical Association Political Action Committee (OSMAPAC) this election cycle? You can find the full list of the OSMAPAC endorsed candidates here. As the political voice for the OSMA’s physician, resident and student members, the OSMAPAC advocates for Ohio physicians by helping to elect state and federal candidates who support the OSMA’s policy agenda. Endorsements were made after extensive consideration of candidate histories, careful review of candidate questionnaires, recommendations from local physicians, and some additional virtual candidate interviews.
Ohio Supreme Court Election
One of the most crucial parts of this fall’s elections are the state Supreme Court elections. Both Justice Sharon Kennedy and Justice Judith French are seeking re-election for another six-year term. The OSMAPAC asks that you encourage support for Justices French and Kennedy this year. These candidates were endorsed for their leadership, integrity and judicial experience, and both are well-qualified to continue their roles on the state’s highest court.
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