The Highland County Board of Elections has announced that the upcoming primary election will be Tuesday, May 2. The deadline to register to vote in the election is Monday, April 3.
On that day the board of elections will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voter registration forms are available in the board office, public libraries, Bureau of Motor Vehicles or county treasurer’s office. If you are already a current registered voter and need to update your address or name change you can go to https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/ and update online.
To register to vote in Highland County, you must be a current resident of Highland County, 18 years or older, and a US citizen. If you have any questions, contact the Highland County Board of Elections office.
Early voting begins on Tuesday, April 4 during the following hours at the board of elections office, 1575 N. High St. Suite 200, Hillsboro:
Tuesday, April 4 to Friday, April 7 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, April 24 — 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25 — 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26 to Friday, April 28 — 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 — 1-5 p.m.
If there are any in-person absentee voters waiting in line when voting ends on a particular day during the in-person absentee voting period, the in–person voting location will be kept open until those voters who were in line when the location closed for the day have cast a ballot.
Election Day voting will be held at local voting locations, not in the board of elections office.
If you are voting absentee by mail, you have three options of how to return your ballot to the board office:
1.) USPS (mail);
2.) Bring in to the elections office and drop off;
3.) Place in the board’s outside drop box (it’s in the board parking lot near the double glass doors.) The box is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is under video surveillance.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Highland County Board of Elections at 937-393-9961 or drop by the office.
Submitted by David Tolliver, Highland County Board of Elections.