General Election Information
The General Election will be Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 3rd. On election day, in person voting can only occur at your polling location. Lookup your polling location by address: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/ashtabula/pollfinder.aspx or by name: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/ashtabula/vtrlookup.aspx. The polling place for Roaming Shores is the Clubhouse located at 13 Roaming Rock Blvd.
Ashtabula County BOE website: https://www.boe.ohio.gov/ashtabula/
Absentee Ballot Voting
If you want to vote via the mail, you must request an absentee ballot. You must fill out and mail a paper application. This form is available online https://www.boe.ohio.gov/comoh/Absentee_Request_11-A.pdf or you can call the Ashtabula Board of Elections at (440) 576-6915. Your absentee application must be received by the Board of Elections by noon on October 31st. Ashtabula County BOE: 8 W Walnut St Jefferson OH 44047 (drop box also available).
Absentee ballots will be mailed by Board of Election beginning October 6th. Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked by November 2nd. Your ballot must be received by November 13th to be counted. Alternatively, you may drop your absentee ballot off at the Ashtabula BOE located at 8 W Walnut Street, Jefferson through 7:30 pm on November 3rd using the drop box.
There are two ways to vote in-person; one is early voting, the other is on Election Day.
If you request an absentee ballot and then choose to vote in-person on Election Day, you will fill out a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is one that doesn’t count until election officials complete some additional verification. In this case, they would check to make sure you didn’t cast two ballots: the absentee and the provisional.
Early in-person Voting (October 6 – November 2):
The deadline to vote in-person at the Board of Elections is Monday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm. You do not need an absentee application to vote in person – you will need to bring identification (acceptable ID types listed here: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/id-requirements/) .
**Ashtabula County BOE in person voting location is at a NEW LOCATION: 71 N Chestnut Street (Route 46), Jefferson (in plaza next to Hofstetter Jewelers) during these days/hours:
- October 6th through October 16th: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm
- October 19th through October 23rd: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm
- Saturday, October 24th from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm
- Sunday, October 25th from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
- October 26th through October 30th: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm
- Saturday, October 31st from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm
- Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
- Monday, November 2nd from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Election Day (November 3) in-person Voting:
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 3.