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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Make Sure Your Vote Counts: Voter Information

Sep 15, 2020


Requesting an absentee ballot and absentee voting is done in a three-step process.

  1. Request an application by calling the Franklin County Board of Elections at 614-525-3100 or by visiting the Franklin County Board of Elections website.
  2. Turn in application.
  3. Receive ballot and make selections. Be sure to include signature, date of birth, last four digits of Social Security number, and driver license number.

Ballot MUST be postmarked by Monday, November 2, 2020 and received within 10 days of November 3, 2020. Please note that completed absentee ballots can also be dropped off at the Franklin County Board of Elections (1700 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229)

Voters requesting/completing an absentee ballot can track the status using BallotTrax at

Voters are strongly encouraged to request and/or return an absentee ballot sooner rather than later. For more information about the upcoming, please go to

Important dates about 2020 Election Infographic


Eligible voters who prefer to vote in-person early may do at the Franklin County Board of Elections (1700 Morse Road, Columbus OH 43229) during the following dates and hours.

October 6 -16
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October 19 – 23
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, October 24
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 25
1:00 – 5:00 PM
October 26 -30
(Weekdays Only - Monday through Friday)
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 31
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 1
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Monday, November 2
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

** Please note that hours and dates of operation are subject to change. **

Franklin County Board of Election Early Voting Infographic


The national, nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition has established a series of phone numbers to report a problem or for general election/voting questions.

The following suite of hotlines are available to voters:

  • 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English hotline
  • 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish/English 
  • 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic/English hotline
  • 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese hotline


The Franklin County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers! Help ensure fair and secure elections. Sign up today to work the polls and get more information at:

Poll Workers Needed Infographic