Editor, The Messenger,

The election is fast approaching on Nov. 2! Our Athens County Board of Elections is working hard to prepare. The League of Women Voters of Athens County urges voters to prepare too.

What’s your plan to vote?

Are you going to vote by mail, vote early in person or vote on election day?

If you already have an absentee ballot, return it now! Remember to follow all instructions.

  1. Vote your ballot and leave the bottom stub attached.
  2. Complete and sign your identification envelope — include your phone and/or email address so the Board of Elections (BOE) can contact you about problems with your ballot.
  3. Seal your ballot in the identification envelope.
  4. Seal your identification envelope in the return envelope.
  5. Return your ballot to the BOE:

In person: to the BOE office or dropbox at 15 S. Court St, Athens. Ballots must be returned no later than 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 2nd.

By mail: it must be postmarked by November 1 (at this late date, we recommend delivering it in person).

Early in person voting continues at the Board of Elections office (15 S. Court St.) on the following days:

  • Oct. 25-29: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 1: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can verify your polling location at: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/athens/pollfinder.aspx#.

You can learn about candidates by reading our Voters Guide. It is available online at www.Vote411.org or you can pick up a hard copy at your local library. Videos of candidate events are available at our website www.AthensLeagueOfWomenVoters.org.

If you have any questions about voting, contact the Athens County Board of Elections at www.boe.ohio.gov/athens/ or 740-592-3201.

Adriane Mohlenkamp, League of Women Voters of Athens County


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