Vote in the Ohio Primary Election - August 2, 2022


What elections are there in Ohio? What am I voting for?

Ohio will hold a Democratic Primary on August 2 for your State Representatives and State Senators. The winners of these Democratic primary races will go up against the Republicans in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

All Ohio overseas voters can vote in these crucial races!

Ohio state elections are hugely important! State government is responsible for voting and state policies regarding climate change, education, health insurance, net neutrality, student loans, and more affect us no matter where we go around the world.

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1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot. And your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, so send the form in now and ensure your ballot for the November 8th General election.

Go to and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

To vote in Ohio’s Democratic Primary, you must also specify “Democratic” as your political party.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in Ohio by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

  • If you are registered to vote, you MUST still send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022 to vote in this election and it must be received by July 30, 2022, at 12:00pm Ohio time.

  • If you are NOT registered to vote, it’s too late to register in time for the August 2 Primary, but you can send in your FPCA to register for the November 8 General election.

2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Mail It Back Right Away

Ballots will start going out on June 18, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and mail it back away. It must be postmarked no later than August 1, 2022 at 7:30pm Ohio time AND it also must be received in Ohio by August 12, 2022. 

Special Deadline: If you send in your ballot by courier (such as FedEx or DHL), it must be received in Ohio by August 2, 2022, at 7:30pm Ohio time.

3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

Check your ballot status online using this website:

You may need to use a VPN to connect to this website. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, email or call your local election office. You can find the contact information at:; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

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Want to join the Democrats Abroad Ohio State Team?
Write to:  [email protected]