Ohio’s 2020 Presidential Primary has been a roller coaster, but it appears that there will be no additional changes to the March 17 Primary process. We are already seeing additional voters identify as Democrats in this election. You can play an important part in moving the Delaware County Democratic Party closer to our goal. As we continue our physical separation, we can send a clear message of unity in the face of difficulties.
If you already voted either early in person or by mail, your vote will be counted on April 28. You can support others by sharing the following information:
The date of the Primary has not changed. Mail-in voting has been extended through a postmark of April 27, with limited in-person voting for eligible voters at the Board of Elections on April 28. You should ACT NOW to be sure that your vote arrives in time to be counted. This timeline is very tight for the required absentee voting process to take place, and the process is dependent on the US mail. It is even more difficult for voters who do not have the ability to print an absentee ballot application from home.
For those who haven’t yet voted in Ohio’s Primary, there are multiple ways to request an absentee ballot:
• Download an absentee ballot application from the Board of Elections (BOE) website, print and sign it, then mail it to the Board of Elections, PO Box 8006, Delaware, OH 43015 OR drop it in the secure drop box located at the back of the BOE building at 2079 US Highway 23 N, Suite 4 in Delaware (near Big Lots).
• Call the Board of Elections at (740) 833-2080 and ask them to mail you an absentee ballot application (this will include a postage paid return envelope);
• Write a letter that includes all the information requested on the form. Be sure to sign it, and include how to contact you in case you forget something.
Once you receive your absentee ballot, fill it out and return it quickly — ballots must be postmarked by April 27 (postage will be provided) or returned in person to your county board of elections by April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
If you have already sent your application in, you can track your absentee ballot online.