Every Voter Counts! What to Know Ahead of the November 2023 Election 

Written by Elaine Fay, Government Relations Coordinator, Downtown Main Library

This November 7, Hamilton County voters will be casting their ballots to make many important decisions that will impact their everyday lives. 

In addition to a number of state and local issues, mayors, council members, township trustees, and school board members are being chosen by voters this November along with state and local issues.  

Become an Informed Voter 

Use Vote411.org, opens a new window to view personalized voting information of the races and issues that are on your ballot.  

Find out what others have to say by searching free digital copies of numerous current-issue newspapers, including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Business Courier, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.  

The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, opens a new window makes its Voter Guides available at Library branches. These nonpartisan voter information packets share information about the candidates and ballot issues you can use to make your decisions ahead of casting your vote. 

Casting Your Ballot 

Cast your vote early in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 4700 Smith Rd. in Norwood, opens a new window most days between now and Sunday, November 5.  

Find your polling location, opens a new window for Election Day on November 7 using the Hamilton County Board of Elections website. It may even be a Library location. Fifteen Library locations are serving as polling places this election day while library service continues as usual.   

Don’t forget to bring an acceptable form of ID, opens a new window. 

Need a ride to vote early or on election day? Get a ride, opens a new window for free by the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative, opens a new window. Rides are also provided to drop off your absentee ballot.  

Visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections website, opens a new window for other important election and voting information. 

Year-Round Voting Service at the Library 

Any Library location can help by printing a Voter Registration Form, opens a new window and mailing it to the Board of Elections for you, free of charge, year-round 

Any Library location also can assist you in voting by mail, often known as absentee voting. We can help you print a Vote by Mail application and deliver it to the Hamilton County Board of Elections if you drop it off at a Library location prior to the time it’s due to the Board of Elections. 

The Library is committed to providing nonpartisan voting information in person or online, no matter how you show up at the polls. Visit our Voting Information page for more resources.