Today is last day to register for Aug. 7 special election

Staff report

MANSFIELD — Today, July 9, is the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 7 Special Election.

In August, voters will weigh in on a total of four local issues across seven counties. Additionally, voters in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District will elect a new representative to complete the remainder of the term in the United States House of Representatives seat that was left vacant following former Congressman Pat Tiberi’s retirement earlier this year. The 12th Congressional District is composed of Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, and Richland counties. A congressional district map can be found online(opens in a new window).

Voters may go to to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for an absentee ballot may do so by visiting, while overseas voters can visit There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

All voters in areas holding a special election may begin voting on July 10 (first day after the close of registration) via in-person or by mail-in absentee ballot. For more information, visit

The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their absentee ballot.

Staff report