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Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballot Applications may be obtained by:

Military Personnel | Federal Write-In Absentee Ballots

Military personnel can submit their votes by:

  • Faxing their written request to 937-498-7326
  • Visit www.fvap.gov

Absentee Ballots are available the first day after the close of Voter Registration before each election.
(R.C. 3509.01)


To complete a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), go to www.fvap.gov. You have the option of downloading a blank, hard copy FWAB to complete by hand, or proceeding through electronic completion of the FWAB using the website’s FWAB Wizard.

Uniformed or overseas voters may use a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) only when the voter has requested but not received an absentee ballot.

The first page of the FWAB is a Voter Declaration/Affirmation you must complete in order for your ballot to count.

After completing the Voter Declaration/Affirmation, use the initial election notice issued on the 100th day before the election and the updated election notice issued on the 45th day before the election as a guide to:

(1) write the name of each candidate or issue contest for which you are casting a vote and then
(2) write the name of your choice of candidate or choice for or against an issue.

After you have completed the FWAB, you must PRINT the ballot and MAIL it to your county board of elections at this address: 230 East Court Street, Sidney and OH 45365. A complete listing of all county board of elections mailing addresses and contact information is available here.

Do not send your ballot via e-mail or fax; Ohio law prohibits electronic transmission of a voted ballot.