Delaware County voters have several great options to get their vote in early and ensure your voice is heard.
Get the Democratic Sample Ballot!
You can find the list of endorsed Democrats on the ballot here. Remember, the judicial candidates do not have party affiliation next to their names on the ballot, so use this sample ballot as a guide to vote blue down the ballot!
Absentee Voting by Mail/Drop-Off
The Delaware County Board of Elections (BOE) will begin mailing the absentee ballots that have already been requested on Tuesday, Oct. 6. When your ballot arrives at your home, use the Official Delaware Co. Sample Ballot to complete your ballot and envelope, and either mail it back or drop it off at the BOE right away (inside during business hours or at any time in the secure drop-box behind the building). The BOE is located at 2079 US Highway 23 N in Delaware, in the Big Lots complex.
Voters have until Oct. 30 to request their absentee ballot and the BOE will continue to send out ballots. However, it is recommended to request your ballot NOW so you can return it as soon as possible. Download the form here, print it out, complete the form and either mail it into the BOE or drop it off during regular business hours or any time in the secure dropbox behind the BOE building.
In-person early voting at the BOE
In-person absentee voting at the BOE begins Tuesday, Oct. 6. You can find the hours here. Be sure to bring valid identification; you can find a list here. You are allowed to bring a printout or bring up on your phone the Delaware Co. Sample Ballot to reference while you vote.
If you requested an absentee ballot but changed your mind and decided to vote early in person at the Board of Elections, you are allowed to do so and the BOE will invalidate your absentee ballot.
In-person voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3
If you decide to vote on Election Day, be sure to get to your polling location early and bring valid identification (You can find a list here). If you requested an absentee ballot but changed your mind and decided to vote on Election Day, you must complete a provisional ballot. Note that these ballots are the last to be counted and often days after Election Day as BOE workers have to verify you did not also submit your absentee ballot.
If you have questions, the BOE has incredible bi-partisan staff that can answer them! Call (740) 833-2080.