2023 Special Election
The 2023 Special Election will take place on Tuesday 8 August 2023.
CHECK YOUR POLLING LOCATION at your County Board of Elections (BOE) website: Montgomery County, Greene County.
CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION AND PRECINCT LOCATION at VoteOhio.gov: Check your registration to make sure it’s up to date and that you know your voting precinct. NOTE: If you did not vote in the last election, this should be your first step.
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT: Once you have verified your registration, the Ohio League of Women Voters and other voting rights groups suggest you request an absentee ballot immediately. Print an absentee ballot request at VoteOhio.Gov. Follow the directions carefully. The date of the election is 8 August 2023, and it is a Special Election. Remember to sign and date and mail it to your BOE. Include a telephone number or email address in case there is a question about your application. You may monitor your request at VoteOhio.Gov by scrolling down to My Election and clicking on Track My Ballot. Double-click on your county and fill in your name.
NOTE: If you request an absentee ballot but then show up at the polls or the BoE to vote in person on election day, you will be required to file a provisional ballot
Click below to view the video showing how to complete an absentee ballot.
VOTING IN PERSON: Beginning on the first day of early voting for the 8 August Special Election, the following documents will be acceptable photo ID for voting as long as the ID is not expired and includes the individual’s name and photograph:
- • Ohio driver’s license, state ID card, or interim ID form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (“BMV”).
- This includes a commercial driver’s license, motorcycle operator’s license, probationary or restricted license, or temporary instruction permit.
- An interim identification form is a BMV document issued to a person who has just applied for a driver’s license or state ID card, to use until the permanent card arrives in the mail;
- • U.S. passport or passport card; or
- • U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (collectively referenced in this Directive as “military ID”).
Note: A suspended driver’s license that is not expired may still be used as photo identification for voting.
Voters without ID may still cast a provisional ballot when they appear in person to vote. Those voters will have four days after Election Day to appear at the board of elections office to show photo ID (except in the case of a religious objector). Confusing? Check out this handy guide to Voter ID information in plain language.
- 23 June: military and absentee voting begins
- 10 July: deadline to register to vote
- 11 July: Absentee voting by mail, and early in-person voting begin
- 1 August: deadline to request an absentee ballot (8:30 pm)
- 7 August: mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date
- 8 August: Special Election Day. Polls open 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM
- 12 August: Absentee ballots must be received by Board of Elections in order to be counted.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING SCHEDULE: at your county Board of Elections office.
- 11-14 July: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- 17-21 July: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- 24-28 July: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- 31 July: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
- 1 August: 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
- 2-4 August: 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Greene County Board of Elections 551 Ledbetter Rd Xenia OH 45385-2600 (937) 562-6170 Montgomery County Board of Elections 451 W. 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45422 (937) 225-5656
You may monitor your request at VoteOhio.Gov by scrolling down to My Election and clicking on Track My Ballot. Double click on your county and fill in your name.
Getting ready for Special Election August 2023
Elections and Voting in Ohio: VoteOhio.gov
VOTE 411: Information on candidates, ballot issues, and election procedures
ACLU fact sheet: Voting with a criminal conviction
Judicial Votes Count: Statewide resource on judicial elections.
Election Protection website; also Voter Hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE
County Boards of Elections
Montgomery County Board of Elections:
451 W. 3rd St. , Dayton; (937) 225-5656
The Ballot Dropbox for Montgomery County Board of Elections is by the loading dock off Vista View, behind the Montgomery County building, between 2nd and 3rd Streets. See image to the right.
Greene County Board of Elections:
551 Ledbetter Rd., Xenia; (937) 562-6170
Also check out our main Voter Information page for more details on the voting process: registering, requesting an absentee ballot, changing your address, being prepared with accepted ID, etc.