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1 Courthouse Sq.; Bowling Green, OH 43402

E-mail: BOE@woodcountyohio.gov

PH: 419-354-9120

FAX: 419-354-1730

Absentee Voting

Types of Absentee Voting

Military or
Out-of-Country Voters

Early In-person Voting

Early Vote Hours

Early in-person voting happens at the Board of Elections Office at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green. Absentee / Early Voting begins the day after the close of registration. See Deadlines section on this page for exact dates for upcoming elections.

Ohio Secretary of State
Absentee Information

Any registered voter can apply for or participate in absentee / early voting. Absentee and early voting indicates the same thing which is casting a ballot prior to election day, either by requesting a ballot to be mailed or casting a ballot early in-person. Absentee Ballot applications can be submitted beginning January 1st of that election calendar year. An application must be submitted for EACH election.


Absentee Ballot Return Information

An elector may return an absentee ballot (1) by mail, (2) deliver it personally to the board of elections, or (3) may have a spouse of the elector, the voter the father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the elector may deliver it to the board..

Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked prior to the day of the election and received at the board by the Saturday after the election.



AV Voter with a Disability

If you are disabled and have moved or changed your name and missed the voter registration deadline you can still vote an absentee ballot by requesting AV Provisional Application for an address change.

Click Here to download the required form.

If you are disabled and would like to have an ADA Compliant Absentee Ballot, you will need to complete form 11-G from the SOS.

ADA Compliant AV Application Form 11-G

Click to see the current status of your absentee request and ballot. Information on applications and ballots..




Voters in the U.S. Armed Services and all out-of-country voters can find specific absentee ballot instructions on the
Federal Voting Assistance Page.

Absentee ballots to Military or Overseas Civilians mailing begins 46 days before each election.

UOCAVA voters must submit the absentee ballot for mailing not later than 12:01 a.m. at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election. R.C. 3511.09.

2024 Mail-in Application Deadlines

Election Application Must Be Received By

March 19

March 12

Nov. 5 General

Oct. 29

 2024 AV In-Person Voting Deadlines


In-Person Voting Begins / Ends


March 19 Primary


Feb. 21

March 17 @ 5 pm

Nov. 5

Oct. 08

Nov. 3 @ 5 pm