Today is Election Day!
If you are an eligible voter and have not yet cast your ballot, today is the day to vote! Polls in Ohio are open Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Students registered to vote at their on-campus address vote in the Multipurpose Room (Room 228) of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Access your Voter Identification Letter to display as proof of on-campus residency and use as voter identification today.
Off-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff
Ohio absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. You can track your ballot using the Ohio Ballot Tracker.
If you return your ballot to your board of elections in person, the board of elections must receive your ballot no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. For your county’s board of elections address, please visit VoteOhio.gov/boards.
Absentee and mail-in voting differ in each state. For more information about a different state visit the Campus Vote Project Student Voting Guides.
On Election Day, it may be necessary to vote by provisional ballot for one reason or another. A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if a voter’s eligibility is in question and the voter would otherwise not be permitted to vote at their polling place. The content of a provisional ballot is no different from a regular ballot, but it is cast “provisionally” until election officials can verify the voter’s eligibility to vote in a particular precinct at that election. The Ohio Secretary of State website has more information on what scenarios and situations may require a provisional ballot. Learn more about provisional ballots.
Election Night Watch Party
Join BGSU Votes, University Activities Organization, and Undergraduate Student Government for an Election Night Watch Party from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union to see the results of the election come in from across the country. Activities and snacks will be provided, with physical distancing protocols observed. Capacity will be limited to 100 participants.