Evan Carp is running as a Republican, but intends to represent everyone, regardless of their party affiliation. Since Evan Carp is facing an incumbent Republican, the Republican Primary is the most important time for you to vote. Only the winner of the Primary can get elected to office, so it is extremely important to vote in the Republican Primary. The Primary election date is May 8th, 2018.
You need to register to vote at least 30 days before this date in order to be eligible to vote (before Friday, April 6, 2018 since 30 days beforehand is a Sunday). You can register as a Republican at that time, or you can change to the Republican party to vote for Evan in the Primary. This does not bind you to only voting for Republicans in the General Election as it is just for the Primary Election. Also, if you are already registered, make sure you confirm it is still active since Ohio has been purging voter registration.
Remember: Evan Carp needs your vote in the Primary to be able to defeat the corrupt David Joyce.
If you are unable to register for the Primary, you can register by September 5th, 2018 to vote for Evan in the General Election.
Voter Registration Qualifications
Age: Must be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election
Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen
Residency: Must be a resident of Ohio at least 30 days immediately before the election
ID Requirements: If registering by mail you must enclose either a current Ohio driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not provide either one of these, you must enclose a copy of one of the following showing your name and current address:
- Current valid photo identification
- Military identification current (within one year)
- current (within 12 months) utility bill
- bank statement
- government check
- government document (except board of elections notifications) that shows your name and current address
Obtaining a Voter Registration Form
Online: Ohio voter registration form
In person: You may return or complete a form at any of the following locations:
- The office of the Secretary of State
- The office of any of the 88 county board of elections.
- The office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Public libraries
- Public high schools or vocational schools
- County treasurers’ offices
- The Department of Job and Family Services
- The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children(WIC) program)
- The Department of Mental Health
- The Department of Developmental Disabilities
- The Rehabilitation Services Commission
- Any state-assisted college or university that provides assistance to disabled students
By mail / in writing: You can request a voter registration form to be mailed to you in addition to online forms available.
Verifying Your Voter Registration Status
Absentee Ballot Qualifications
Who can vote absentee: Any qualified Ohio voter may vote absentee by mail
Obtaining an Absentee Ballot
Online: print out an Application for Absent Voter’s Ballot or complete your absentee ballot application completely online.
In person: You may turn the ballot request in to your county Board of Elections. You may also request and vote on an absentee ballot in the same day at your County Board of Elections.
By mail: You can request your ballot for each individual election beginning on January 1 or 90 days before the date of an election, whichever is earlier, but you must complete and submit a separate application for each election in which you want to vote. Your request must be received by your local county board of elections by noon the third day before the election (usually a Saturday). However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to timely return that ballot.
Military and overseas voting: Military and Overseas voters may apply for
the FPCA(Federal Post Card Application). Visit www.OhioMilitaryVotes.com for more information.
Submitting an Absentee Ballot
Location and time:
By U.S. Mail: The return envelope containing your marked ballot must either be received by the board of elections prior to close of the polls on election day or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after that election.
In person: Your marked ballot must be delivered to the board of elections office no later than the close of the polls on Election Day.
Other absentee ballot submission information: No voted ballot may be returned to a board of elections by fax or email. If a voted ballot is returned by fax or email, it will not be accepted, processed, or counted.
Early voting qualifications: Any registered voter in Ohio may vote early
Other information for early voting: Ohio early voting Information
Qualifications and Where To Vote
Verifying Registration: Ohio Voter registration verification
Polling Place: Ohio polling place finder
ID Requirements: The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on an Election Day include:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct
- A military identification
- A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the state of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed
- An original or copy of a current utility bill with voter’s name and present address
- An original or copy of a current bank statement with voter’s name and present address
- An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address
- An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address
- An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgment notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.
Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a Social Security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation statement swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.
How to Vote: View Ohio’s voting guide online for the next upcoming election.
Problems with voting: Ohio Election Law Violations and Voter Fraud.
Verifying provisional ballot status: Ohio Provisional voting policies
Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your local county board of elections.