Voter identification requirements
Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include a current and valid photo identification, a military identification that shows the voter’s name and current address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than a notice of an election or a voter registration notification sent by a board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.
Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of the voter’s social security number and by casting a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a social security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.
Absentee ballot information
Any voter is entitled to vote by absentee ballot in Ohio without providing a reason. The application may be obtained from the Perry County Board of Elections, 200 South Jackson Street, New Lexington, Ohio, by calling (740) 342-2134, or by visiting their website at https://elections.perrycountyohio.gov. The application may also be obtained at the Secretary of State’s website at https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/perry/avrequest.aspx.
Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by the Perry County Board of Elections by 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Three days before the presidential primary election.)
Absentee ballots to be hand-carried may be applied for in person at the Board of Elections office until 2 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020. (Please note, you may only hand-carry your own absentee ballot, unless you have a medical power of attorney specific to Ohio elections on file with the Perry County Board of Elections.)
Voter, or voter’s minor child, with an unforeseeable hospitalization may apply for an absentee ballot beginning 12:00 p.m. the Saturday before Election Day and ending at 3 p.m. on Election Day.
Absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, and not having a postmark, must be received by the boards of elections office no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (No one may return a voted absentee ballot to a precinct polling location.)
UOCAVA ballots returned by personal delivery must be received by the boards of elections office no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (No one may return a voted absentee ballot to a precinct polling location.)
Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than Monday, March 16, 2020 (day prior to the presidential primary election) AND received by boards of elections by March 27, 2020 (10 days after the presidential primary election) to be counted.
UOCAVA absentee ballots must be received by boards of elections no later than March 27, 2020 to be counted (10 days after the presidential primary election).
Absentee ballots must be applied for in writing. If you are properly registered to vote, you may complete an application for an absentee ballot at the Board of Elections office, you may submit your written request to the Board of Elections, you may call the Board of Elections and request an absentee request application be mailed to you, or you may complete the application mailed to you from the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. Your written application for the absentee ballot need not be in any particular form, but it must contain ALL of the following information:
• Your name;
• Your signature;
• The address at which you are registered;
• Your date of birth;
• One of the following:
1. Your Ohio driver’s license number; or
2. The last four digits of your Social Security number; or
3. A copy of your current and valid photo identification,
Military identification showing the current name and address, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address (Note: You cannot use as proof of identification any notice that the Board of Elections mailed to you)
• A statement identifying the election for which you are requesting an absentee voter’s ballot;
• A statement that you are a qualified elector;
• If you want the ballot to be mailed, the address to which you want it mailed.
The Perry County Board of Elections will have the following hours from Feb. 19, 2020 through March 16, 2019.
In-Person Early Voting will be held at 200 South Jackson Street, New Lexington, Ohio during the following hours:
Wednesday, Feb. 19th thru Friday, Feb. 21st – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 24th thru Friday, Feb. 28th – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 2nd thru Friday, March 6th – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 7th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 9th thru Friday, March 13th – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14th – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 15th – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, March 16th – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – All voting must take place at the polls; no voting permitted at the board office.
Perry County Polling Locations:
Corning Library, 113 Eleventh Hill St., Corning; Precinct 0020 Corning/Rendville/Monroe
Crooksville Intermediate School, 4075 Ceramic Way, Crooksville; Precinct 0005 Bearfield; 0008 Crooksville A/B/C/D; 0009 Crooksville E/F; 0010 Roseville; 0011 Mcluney; 0012 Harrison
Glenford Elementary School, 128 East High St., Glenford; Precinct 0013 Hopewell East/Glenford; 0014 Hopewell West
Holy Trinity School Gymnasium, 225 South Columbus St., Somerset; Precinct 0024 Somerset North/South; 0025 Reading East; 0026 Reading North; 0027 Reading South
Junction City Elementary School, 309 W. Poplar St., Junction City; Precinct 0015 Junction City; 0016 Jackson East; 0017 Jackson West
Maxville Community Center, 7757 Rear state Route 668, Logan; Precinct 0019 Monday Creek
Mt. Perry Presbyterian Church, 13099 Church St. NE, Mt. Perry; Precinct 0018 Madison
New Lexington Middle School, 2549 Panther Drive, New Lexington; Precinct 0001 New Lexington A/B; 0002 New Lexington C/E/F; 0003 New Lexington D; 0004 New Lexington G/H/I; 0006 Redfield/Rehoboth; 0021 Pike South; 0022 Pike West
New Straitsville Library, 102 E. Main St., New Straitsville; Precinct 0007 New Straitsville/Coal
Pleasant Township House, 3500 state Route 13 NE, Crooksville; Precinct 0023 Pleasant
Shawnee Fire Department, 7970 Ironpoint Road, Shawnee; Precinct 0028 Hemlock/Shawnee/Saltlick
Thornville Elementary School, 70 East Columbus St., Thornville; Precinct 0029 Thornville; 0030 Thorn West; 0031 Thorn East; 0032 Thorn South; 0033 Buckeye Lake
For additional information please contact the Perry County Board of Elections at 200 South Jackson Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764 or by phone at 740-342-2134.