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Kent Voting FAQ

I registered, but where do I go to vote?

The board of elections in the county you registered to vote in should have sent you a voter registration card. This card will list your ward, precinct, and address of your polling (voting) location.

What is a voter registration card?

This is an informational card issued by the Board of Elections in the county in which you registered. This card will list your ward, precinct, and address of your polling (voting) location.

What if I didn't receive a voter registration card?

If you didn't recieve a voter registration card yet, you should call your county Board of Elections and check with them. If you registered to vote in Kent, you need to contact the Portage County Board of Elections. Their number is 330-297-3511.  Contact information for the Board of Elections in each county in Ohio is available on the Secretary of State's Web site.

What if I registered to vote, but when I call the board of elections, they say my name isn't on the list?

Don't panic if this happens. Mistakes can occur. Ask the poll workers what your options are. They should provide you with a provisional ballot or direct you to a different polling location. Be assured, however, if you registered to vote, your vote should be counted.

Will I need to show ID before I can vote?

You will be required to show ID. Bring your driver's license or a document with your name and address on it. Further information regarding ID requirements is available on the Secretary of State's Web site.

I never voted before. Will the voting machines be easy to use?

Look for signs and instructions at your polling location that will give you directions on using the voting machines. If you have any questions at all, ask the poll workers for assistance. Don't feel rushed or confused. Take your time and remember, your vote is important.

I have an absentee ballot; where do I turn it in?

If you have an absentee ballot, you need to complete it and return it to the Board of Elections in the county in which you are registered. For your ballot to count, it must be received by the close of voting on election day. So the best course here is to send your ballot back ASAP to make sure your vote counts.

Additional questions?

Call the reference desk at the KSU Main Library (330) 672-3150.

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