Early voting, absentee ballots still an option for Oxford residents
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 00:10
If residents of Oxford want to participate in early voting they have two options before the actual Election Day on Nov. 6.
People can either request an absentee ballot or vote in-person at the Butler County Board of Elections in Hamilton, said Laura Kretz, president of College Democrats.
To receive an absentee ballot the request form will need to be filled out and sent to the Butler County Board of Elections. This form asks for name, address, date of birth, a form of identification and the address to which the absentee ballot should be mailed. This form should then be printed and signed.
Forms of identification have two options. Voters can write their driver’s license number on the form or the last four digits of their Social Security number or they can make a photocopy of either their current and valid photo identification, military identification or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current address, according to the Ohio Secretary of State website.
The request forms are due by noon three days before the election.
Once voters receive their absentee ballot it will be like a scantron where they can fill in the bubble next to the candidates they are voting for or a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on issues.
The ballot comes with an envelope to put your ballot in and mail back to the Butler County Board of Elections.
According to the Ohio Secretary of State website, this envelope must be received by the Butler County Board of Elections before the close of polling locations on Election Day or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the Butler County Board of elections no later than 10 days after the election.