Voter Information 2020

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Voters can also check if they were sent an incorrect ballot by visiting Vote.FranklinCountyOhio.gov. If you have any questions, call the Franklin County Voter Hotline at 614-525-3100.

Read the Franklin County Board of Elections News Release here

Visit the Franklin County Board of Elections for updates

in person voting hours graphicEarly & Absentee Voting

In-person early voting is underway at the Franklin County Board of Elections office, 1700 Morse Rd, Columbus, 43229. (click on the graphic to enlarge)

Make sure you closely follow the directions for filling out your ballot. If mailed, absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. In Franklin County, it costs one first-class stamp or .55 cents to mail back your ballot. Absentee ballots may also be dropped off in person in the secure dropbox outside the Board of Elections any time 24/7 until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, November 3rd. 

Check the status of your absentee ballot

COVID prevention at pollsCOVID-19 Prevention at the Polls

When voting in-person early or on Election Day, voters need to follow all safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Make sure to wear your mask and maintain at least a six-foot distance between the people in line around you and poll workers. The Franklin County Early Voting Center and all polling locations will have personal protective equipment and sanitizing supplies available and in use. 

See the Ohio Secretary of State COVID-19 Voting Safety Directives

CDC Considerations for Voting Locations

poll worker graphicPoll Workers Needed

Franklin County has roughly 350 polling locations on Election Day, and that takes a workforce of nearly 5,000 poll workers to achieve a safe, secure, and successful election. All precautions mentioned above are being taken to ensure the safety of both poll workers and voters. Visit the Work Election Day website or call 614-525-5393 to sign up to work the polls.

Download the Poll Worker Flyer

To qualify to work as a poll worker you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a registered voter in Franklin County
  • Have transportation to the polls on Election Day
  • Serve from 5:30 a.m. to at least 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

For your service, you will receive:

  • Paid training from the Board of Elections on Election Day procedures
  • Compensation of at least $148 for training and Election Day service

vote signs copyPolitical Sign Regulations

If you are supporting political candidates and issues with signs, it is important to remember these regulations relating to the placement of political signs in the City of Worthington. Worthington Ordinances require that political signs be placed on private property outside of the public right-of-way. In typical neighborhoods, the right-of-way line is located one (1) foot behind the public sidewalk. In non-typical locations, the right-of-way line can be identified on the Worthington GIS mapping system. Signs that are placed in the right-of-way or on public property may be removed. Removed signs will be stored at the Planning and Building Department, 374 Highland Avenue and will be available for pickup during business hours, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. City Ordinance requires political signs be removed entirely within one week after the general or special election. For more information, please call (614) 431-2424.