Absentee Voting

All Absentee Ballot applications must be hand delivered or sent by mail. In order to download the application you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded by clicking here. When you download this application, please print it out on your printer, complete the application, sign it, and return it to:

The Clermont County Board of Elections
76 S. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103

••DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION – (32 KB PDF)

To contact the Board of Elections to request an application, you can email us at elections@clermontcountyohio.gov

As of January 2006, any qualified elector may vote by absentee ballot.

How do I apply?

Write, call, download an application, or go to the Clermont County Board of Elections and request an absentee ballot, giving the following information:*

Note: The absentee ballot request deadline is 3 p.m. on election day ONLY in the case of medical emergencies. To be eligible under this provision, you must be confined in a hospital because of a medical emergency. A close relative may deliver and return your ballot if you so request and state the relative’s name and relationship on the application, or representatives of the board of elections may deliver the ballot if the facility is in Clermont County. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is by noon on Saturday before election day.

All voted absentee ballots must be received at the board office by 7:30 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Voters should request an absentee ballot as early as possible in order to meet the return deadline.

Exception: Ballots mailed from out of the country will be counted if received by the board up to 10 days after election day, if post-marked by election day.

Hospitalized Voters

If you or your minor child is in the hospital on Election Day, you must submit a properly-completed and signed request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located by 3 p.m. on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you or your minor child must be confined in a hospital because of an accident or unforeseeable medical emergency. If you or your minor child is hospitalized in the same county where you are registered to vote, two representatives of the board of elections can deliver the ballot to you, wait while you mark the ballot, and return your voted ballot to the board office. Additionally, you may include in your absentee ballot application a request that your county board of elections give your unmarked ballot to a designated relative – your spouse, father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, sister, son, daughter, adopted parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece – who shall deliver the ballot to you in the hospital and return your voted ballot to the board office. Click here for Hospitalized Absentee Ballot Request Form 11-B.