By Sherry L. Poland
Hamilton County Board of Elections
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is announcing the closure of its building to the public at 4700 Smith Road, suspending non-essential operations, and making service modifications as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Board has a 24-hour, secure drive-up drop-box that voters can use to deposit any correspondence to the Board of Elections. In addition, a self-serve desk and drop-box will be available during regular business hours – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays – in the vestibule at the board office. Voters can fill out and submit an absentee ballot request form or complete a voter registration/change of address form.
As soon as information becomes available about the suspended March 17, 2020 Primary Election, information will be posted on the board’s website and through social media. In the meantime, absentee ballot request forms are being received via mail and from the drop-box. Voters who previously cast an absentee ballot or voted early will have their votes counted after the polls close in the suspended election.
To check your voter registration status online go to VoteHamiltonCountyOhio.gov. You can also register and update your registration at ohiosos.gov. Due to the suspension of the March 17, 2020 Primary Election, election officials are unable to process new/updated registrations at this time.
The Hamilton County Board of Elections would like to thank the thousands of poll workers who trained to run the election and prepared to open the polls, as well as our full-time staff and extras who have been working tirelessly over the past several weeks.