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
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.
Vote411.org, 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 city, county, state, and federal governments.