Election Day Toolkit

Have you made a plan to vote NO on Issue 1?

Here’s the information you need to make your voice heard and vote NO on Issue 1. From where to vote to what’s on the ballot, this is your one-stop-shop for Columbus’ Special Election Day!

Why should I vote no (in 25 words or less)?

There’s no map for you to review. No budget to pay for it. No reason this should be on a special election ballot. (Ok, we have a lot more to say about Issue 1 and you can review it right here!)

When is my polling place open?

All polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day August 2, 2016. If you’re in line by 7:30pm, you get to vote!

Where do I vote today?

Need to find your polling location? The Board of Elections has a great search tool.

What should I take with me when I vote?

You have to provide a form of ID when you vote on Election Day. Here’s a list of IDs that may be used:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

Visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website for more information about vote ID.

What will I see on my ballot?

There’s only one question on your August 2nd Special Election ballot — yes or no on Issue 1. But first you’ll get to review official ballot language that provides an objective, comprehensive summary of this proposed charter amendment. Want to review that language ahead of time? Just visit the Dispatch for a copy of the official language.

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