Because our Secretary of State is more worried about stopping people from voting than getting them to vote- you don’t read about who is eligible to vote in the upcoming primary, you just hear about deadlines and early voting.
If you will turn 18 on Nov. 6, 2012, or before, you can register now and vote on March 6 in the primary. If you need to change your address, today is the deadline for submitting your change to avoid hassles on primary day- from the Dayton Daily News:
Today is the deadline for registration forms to be turned in or postmarked, and for voters to submit any name or address changes that have taken place since they last voted.Registration forms can be downloaded from the Ohio Secretary of State’s website and mailed to county boards of elections. Voters also can submit the forms in person at a variety of sites, including the Secretary of State’s office, local elections boards, public high schools or public libraries.Early voting began last week and continues until March 2, the Friday before the election. The primary determines the respective Republican and Democratic nominees for office.
Online:Ohio Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters/register.aspx
Note- you can also check your registration at the Secretary of State site.
Today is also one of the days where you can go to the board of elections and not only register, but cast your vote.
Montgomery County Board of Elections is in the basement of the County building: 451 West 3rd Street, Dayton, OH 45422-1000, (937) 225-5656. They list extended hours today from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on their site.
Greene County board of Elections, 551 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385, (937) 426-1779. They close at 4:30 today according to their website.
Fayette County Board of Elections, 133 S. Main St., Suite 404. Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, (740) 335-1190. They close at 4 p.m. today.
Be sure to take ID with your current address in if you are hoping to vote early.