Primary Election 2014

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The 2014 Primary Election on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 has a statewide issue to generate funds for public infrastructure and capital improvements in Ohio, as well as a Franklin County property tax levy proposal for the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Voters registered for certain political parties may see other races on their ballot.

Early voting is going on now at 280 East Broad Street in Downtown Columbus, weekdays through May 5, as well as Saturday, May 3. Click here to find out voting hours. 

Voter Deadlines

April 7 – Last day to register to vote to be able to participate in the Primary Election. Remember, you can always register to vote at any UAPL branch.

May 3 – To vote absentee by mail, the Franklin County Board of Elections must receive your ballot request by noon the Saturday before the election. You can get an application for an absentee ballot at any UAPL branch.

May 5 – All absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked the day before the election, and received no later than 10 days after Election Day. This is also the last day for in-person absentee voting.

May 6 – Election Day voting hours at the polls are 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. All absentee ballots returned by person must be received by the Board of Elections by 7:30 pm.

Ballot and Voting Information

  • Franklin County Board of Elections – Check your registration and polling location, or search by address to find and print sample ballots by going to the Voters section of this site. This is also where to find general information about voting in Franklin County, like what you need to bring with you to the polls.
  • Columbus Dispatch’s Online Voters Guide – Another way to find out what is on your ballot is through this informative step-by-step guide, which includes biographical information on candidates and links to applicable news coverage. Enter your address and political party (if you are affiliated with one) to get started.
  • Secretary of State Voter Services – Exercise your right to vote in every election. The Ohio Secretary of State’s site helps you do this with important election information.
  • The League of Women Voters of Ohio – The LWV Ohio offers a summary of Primary State Issue 1, as well as pros and cons.