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Press Release - Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

For Immediate Release

Feb. 9, 2016

 

Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

 

(Columbus)  You might have to stand in line to vote early at the Board of Elections, but you won’t have to stand outside. Franklin County has just expanded the board’s office space at 1700 Morse Road in an attempt to prevent lines of voters from stretching outside the board’s headquarters and into its parking lot during peak voting periods. 

 

Eight thousand square feet from neighboring county property has been added to the 90,000 square feet already used for board of elections business throughout the year. The new space is large enough to a shelter a line of 1,200 voters at a time. Officials believe that should be enough room to accommodate the type of turnout from recent presidential election years when thousands more voted early all day on the busiest days just before the primary and general elections.

 

Other changes are being made to make lines move faster. Additional poll workers will greet arriving voters to ask for their name and address to identify voters who’ll need to cast a provisional ballot because they haven’t updated a change of name or address. Those voters will be immediately directed to another room to cast a paper ballot instead of waiting in line with others headed for voting machines.

 

“We’re making these changes because we have the highest turnouts in central Ohio and  early voting is so popular,” Board of Elections Director Bill Anthony said.  He noted that voting is heaviest in presidential elections. Nearly 69,000 voted early in- person during the 2012 general election with absentee ballots accounting for over 40 percent of all votes cast.  

 

Deputy Director David Payne reminded voters that mail remains an early voting option and “a guarantee that you won’t need to stand in line regardless of turnout. “

 

Voters must request an absentee ballot to vote by mail in the primary. Applications are available on our Web site or by calling the board of elections at (614) 525-3100.

 

Media Contact:

Ben Piscitelli

(614) 525-5351

bjpiscit@franklincountyohio.gov<\span>

Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for the March Primary election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than February 16, 2016.

 

Registrations for any August Special election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than July 5, 2016.

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Need to Request an Absentee Ballot?

Want us to mail you a request for an absentee ballot for the March 15, 2016 primary? Make your request by clicking here  or by calling us at (614) 525-3100 and selecting option 1 and then option 3.

Want to print a request from your computer? Print by clicking here, or go to the absentee voting page by clicking here . You can also select On Behalf of Someone Else to complete the form manually.

Once the form has been filled out, be sure to include your personal identification information, sign the form and mail it to:

Absentee Department
Franklin County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 182111
Columbus, OH 43218-2111

Important Points to remember:

  • Your request to be mailed an application for an absentee ballot must be received by Wednesday, March 9.
  • Your request for an absentee ballot must be received in our office by noon, Saturday, March 12.
  • Absentee ballots may be returned by mail on in person.  Mailed in ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 14. Ballots returned in person may be dropped off at our office until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.  

In Person Absentee Voting Starts February 17th.

Absentee voting starts on February 17, 2016 and continues through Monday March 14, 2016.

In Person Absentee Voting will take place at our offices at 1700 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH  43229.

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Weekdays,  Wednesday February 17 through Friday, March 4 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, March 5 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 - 8:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, March 12 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 13 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday, March 14 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

 

 Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters

 Tuesday, March 15 - 6:30am – 7:30pm

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Press Release - Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

For Immediate Release

Feb. 9, 2016

 

Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

 

(Columbus)  You might have to stand in line to vote early at the Board of Elections, but you won’t have to stand outside. Franklin County has just expanded the board’s office space at 1700 Morse Road in an attempt to prevent lines of voters from stretching outside the board’s headquarters and into its parking lot during peak voting periods. 

 

Eight thousand square feet from neighboring county property has been added to the 90,000 square feet already used for board of elections business throughout the year. The new space is large enough to a shelter a line of 1,200 voters at a time. Officials believe that should be enough room to accommodate the type of turnout from recent presidential election years when thousands more voted early all day on the busiest days just before the primary and general elections.

 

Other changes are being made to make lines move faster. Additional poll workers will greet arriving voters to ask for their name and address to identify voters who’ll need to cast a provisional ballot because they haven’t updated a change of name or address. Those voters will be immediately directed to another room to cast a paper ballot instead of waiting in line with others headed for voting machines.

 

“We’re making these changes because we have the highest turnouts in central Ohio and  early voting is so popular,” Board of Elections Director Bill Anthony said.  He noted that voting is heaviest in presidential elections. Nearly 69,000 voted early in- person during the 2012 general election with absentee ballots accounting for over 40 percent of all votes cast.  

 

Deputy Director David Payne reminded voters that mail remains an early voting option and “a guarantee that you won’t need to stand in line regardless of turnout. “

 

Voters must request an absentee ballot to vote by mail in the primary. Applications are available on our Web site or by calling the board of elections at (614) 525-3100.

 

Media Contact:

Ben Piscitelli

(614) 525-5351

bjpiscit@franklincountyohio.gov<\span>

Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for the March Primary election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than February 16, 2016.

 

Registrations for any August Special election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than July 5, 2016.

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Need to Request an Absentee Ballot?

Want us to mail you a request for an absentee ballot for the March 15, 2016 primary? Make your request by clicking here  or by calling us at (614) 525-3100 and selecting option 1 and then option 3.

Want to print a request from your computer? Print by clicking here, or go to the absentee voting page by clicking here . You can also select On Behalf of Someone Else to complete the form manually.

Once the form has been filled out, be sure to include your personal identification information, sign the form and mail it to:

Absentee Department
Franklin County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 182111
Columbus, OH 43218-2111

Important Points to remember:

  • Your request to be mailed an application for an absentee ballot must be received by Wednesday, March 9.
  • Your request for an absentee ballot must be received in our office by noon, Saturday, March 12.
  • Absentee ballots may be returned by mail on in person.  Mailed in ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 14. Ballots returned in person may be dropped off at our office until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.  

In Person Absentee Voting Starts February 17th.

Absentee voting starts on February 17, 2016 and continues through Monday March 14, 2016.

In Person Absentee Voting will take place at our offices at 1700 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH  43229.

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Weekdays,  Wednesday February 17 through Friday, March 4 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, March 5 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 - 8:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, March 12 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 13 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday, March 14 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

 

 Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters

 Tuesday, March 15 - 6:30am – 7:30pm

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Press Release - Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

For Immediate Release

Feb. 9, 2016

 

Early Vote Center Expanded for Primary and Beyond

 

(Columbus)  You might have to stand in line to vote early at the Board of Elections, but you won’t have to stand outside. Franklin County has just expanded the board’s office space at 1700 Morse Road in an attempt to prevent lines of voters from stretching outside the board’s headquarters and into its parking lot during peak voting periods. 

 

Eight thousand square feet from neighboring county property has been added to the 90,000 square feet already used for board of elections business throughout the year. The new space is large enough to a shelter a line of 1,200 voters at a time. Officials believe that should be enough room to accommodate the type of turnout from recent presidential election years when thousands more voted early all day on the busiest days just before the primary and general elections.

 

Other changes are being made to make lines move faster. Additional poll workers will greet arriving voters to ask for their name and address to identify voters who’ll need to cast a provisional ballot because they haven’t updated a change of name or address. Those voters will be immediately directed to another room to cast a paper ballot instead of waiting in line with others headed for voting machines.

 

“We’re making these changes because we have the highest turnouts in central Ohio and  early voting is so popular,” Board of Elections Director Bill Anthony said.  He noted that voting is heaviest in presidential elections. Nearly 69,000 voted early in- person during the 2012 general election with absentee ballots accounting for over 40 percent of all votes cast.  

 

Deputy Director David Payne reminded voters that mail remains an early voting option and “a guarantee that you won’t need to stand in line regardless of turnout. “

 

Voters must request an absentee ballot to vote by mail in the primary. Applications are available on our Web site or by calling the board of elections at (614) 525-3100.

 

Media Contact:

Ben Piscitelli

(614) 525-5351

bjpiscit@franklincountyohio.gov<\span>

Registration Deadlines for 2016

By law, the deadline to register to vote or make registration changes is 30 days before an election (ORC 3503.19). 

 

Registrations for the March Primary election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than February 16, 2016.

 

Registrations for any August Special election must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than July 5, 2016.

 

Registrations for November General must be dropped off to our office or post marked no later than October 11, 2016.

 

 

Need to Request an Absentee Ballot?

Want us to mail you a request for an absentee ballot for the March 15, 2016 primary? Make your request by clicking here  or by calling us at (614) 525-3100 and selecting option 1 and then option 3.

Want to print a request from your computer? Print by clicking here, or go to the absentee voting page by clicking here . You can also select On Behalf of Someone Else to complete the form manually.

Once the form has been filled out, be sure to include your personal identification information, sign the form and mail it to:

Absentee Department
Franklin County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 182111
Columbus, OH 43218-2111

Important Points to remember:

  • Your request to be mailed an application for an absentee ballot must be received by Wednesday, March 9.
  • Your request for an absentee ballot must be received in our office by noon, Saturday, March 12.
  • Absentee ballots may be returned by mail on in person.  Mailed in ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 14. Ballots returned in person may be dropped off at our office until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.  

In Person Absentee Voting Starts February 17th.

Absentee voting starts on February 17, 2016 and continues through Monday March 14, 2016.

In Person Absentee Voting will take place at our offices at 1700 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH  43229.

In Person Absentee Voting Hours:  (Subject to change)

 Weekdays,  Wednesday February 17 through Friday, March 4 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, March 5 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11 - 8:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, March 12 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 13 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday, March 14 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

 

 Additional Hours for Provisional and UOCAVA Voters

 Tuesday, March 15 - 6:30am – 7:30pm

 

Information from the SOS

Have you moved recently? Update your registration online by clicking on the icon above.

 

Click on the icon above to access online educational resource giving students and teachers a one-stop shop to access important information on the people and historical documents that built our great nation and state.

 
The Secretary of State’s office is sponsoring a Public Service Announcement poster and video contest called School Your Parents. For this contest, currently ongoing through March 14, 2014, click on the link above for more information.

 

 

Franklin County Board of Elections

Our mission here at the Franklin County Board of Elections is to provide election services, information and education to the residents of Franklin County so they can exercise their right to vote and have confidence that the elections are fair, impartial and accurate.