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Ohio Legislative Action for Conclusion of the March 17, 2020 Primary Election on April 28, 2020

The Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Governor have signed legislation to make Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the conclusion of the March 17, 2020, Ohio Primary Election. No in-person voting at polling locations will be held! The election will be vote by mail only. With very limited in-person voting at the Board of Elections office Only on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 for those with specific reasons. Please contact the Guernsey County Board of Elections 740-432-2680 as soon as possible to have an absentee application sent to you, or print your application off-line and mail it to the Guernsey County Board of Elections, 627 Wheeling Avenue Suite 101, Cambridge, Ohio 43725. This is the current information we have at this time March 30, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Proclamation- Notice of Primary Election

The Board of Elections of Guernsey County, Ohio issues this Proclamation and Notice of Election.

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, the 17th day of March, 2020 at the usual place of holding elections in each and every precinct in Guernsey County or at such places as the Board may designate, to “choose delegates and alternates to National Convention, to nominate party candidates, and to select members of controlling committees of political parties, to vote on local issues”.

The polls for the election will be open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on election day.

By Order of the Board of Elections,

Guernsey County, Ohio

Donald D. Brown, Chairman

Lori A. Bamfield

24 Public Inspection

24 Hour Public inspection of the March 17, 2020 Primary Election Ballots will be 9:00 AM Tuesday, January 21, 2020 through 9:00 AM Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Closed Monday, February 17, 2020

The office will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 for President’s Day Holiday.

The office will re-open 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

The office will be open 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 for the Voter Registration Dead-line for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election.

Absentee/ Early Voting

Absentee/ Early Voting will begin September 20, 2019 for Military and UOCAVA voters.

Voter Registration Closes for the November 5, 2019 General Election on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm.

Regular Absentee/ Early Voting will begin October 8, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Next Election

The next election in Guernsey County will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019, General Election. Polling locations will be open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.


Guernsey County Board of Elections will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 to observe the Veteran’s Day Holiday. The office will re-open Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am.