Voting Information from the Library

Voter Information

Every voter counts. The Library's committed to providing nonpartisan voting information in person or online - no matter how you show up to the polls this election.

Important Election Dates

October 10, 2023: Deadline to Register to Vote

October 10, 2023: Deadline for registering to vote in the November election at CHPL's 41 neighborhood branch libraries

October 11, 2023: Early In-Person Voting Begins at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, opens a new window

October 11, 2023: Absentee Voting by Mail Begins

November 7, 2023: Election Day - View your sample ballot, opens a new window

Confirm your voting location and find the latest dates on the Hamilton County Board of Election's website.

Voter Registration Forms

Registering to vote is easy as 1, 2, 3. Registrations are accepted all year at the Library's 41 locations.

Not sure if you’re registered? Here’s, opens a new window where to check ahead of the November 2023 Election.

Early Voting and Vote By Mail

Early Voting in Hamilton County, Ohio

Visit the Hamilton County Board of Elections, opens a new window, 4700 Smith Rd. in Norwood, for early voting.

Vote By Mail

Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio can vote by mail. Send your application, opens a new window to your county Board of Elections. Ballots, opens a new window are mailed from the Board of Elections beginning 28 days prior to Election Day and continue to be sent until the Saturday prior to Election Day.

Sending Your Mail-in Ballot

Your mail-in ballot, also known as an absentee ballot, will not be accepted at your precinct on Election Day. You can return a voted ballot ONLY to the Board of Elections. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections, opens a new window by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Related Online Resources for Ohio Voters

Print a sample ballot or review a directory of Hamilton County candidates and issues on the Hamilton County Board of Elections website, opens a new window., opens a new window — Personalized voting information. See the races and issues on your ballot, compare candidates side-by-side, and read their views on the important issues in their own words. Brought to you by the League of Women Voters.

Action Tank Civic Health First Aid Kit — An especially important voting guide for young adults.

Hamilton County Office of Reentry — A video about voting rights for returning citizens.

Be a Poll Worker

Be a civic duty superstar and work the polls so they aren’t short-staffed this election – you even get paid!

About Our Nonpartisan Partners

We’re partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative, opens a new window and League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area, opens a new window to keep you informed and empowered to get out the vote. 

Access Additional Government Resources

Find government information and services at your Library. Visit our Accessing Government Resources webpage to find how all of Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library's 41 locations can help connect you with information and resources for your citycountystate, and federal governments.

Ohio Government & Election Resources

Gongwer News Service

Full, accurate, timely and balanced coverage of Ohio's government and political systems. Provides coverage of bills in the General Assembly.

Ohio Capitol Connection

Allows users to follow bills as they make their way through the Ohio General Assembly. Included are current and past state legislation.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

This is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View covers over 400 topics, with overviews, points, and counterpoints. Database is a guide for developing arguments and debating.

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