A Message to Ohio Voters

Your vote is important to Ohio! All of Ohio's major races are either tied or within the margin of error. We need your vote to reelect Sherrod Brown     to the US Senate, put Rich Cordray      and Betty Sutton      in the governor's office, sweep the statewide races and turn Ohio blue.

Even if you voted from abroad in the past, if you haven't yet requested your ballot this year, you still need to do so to make sure you can vote. Just go to votefromabroad.org, fill in the Federal request form, print, sign and send it in to your local election office here in Ohio.

If you have any questions about voting please email DA's Voter Help Desk at [email protected].

On behalf of the Ohio Democratic Party      I thank you for your commitment to voting!

Democratically yours,
David Pepper, Chair
Ohio Democratic Party


There's still time to get a ballot, but the deadline is coming up. Don't wait:

REQUEST your overseas absentee ballot before Saturday, November 3, 12 noon EST. You may send your request form by email, fax or mail. We recommend sending your request form by email or fax and having your ballot delivered to you by email.

RETURN your ballot by Monday, November 5. Your ballot must be mailed by the day before Election Day and received by Friday, November 16.

If you don't have a ballot yet and are concerned about the time it will take to mail it to Ohio, VOTE now using the FWAB. The Federal backup ballot can be used to vote for all elections and ballot measures. The FWAB must be mailed by November 5 and received by November 16 to be counted. You still need to submit the Federal request form by November 3.


All overseas voters may vote in Ohio state and local elections as well as elections for federal offices (US House and US Senate races).

Note: When you fill in your ballot request form, be aware that selecting "I intend to return" rather than "my return is uncertain" may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional.