We’re less than a week away from this year’s primary election, which will be the first in the state’s history to use mail-in ballots.
According to Butler County Solicitor Wil White, if you’ve received your ballot but haven’t mailed it in yet, there is a way to submit it other than in the mail.
“If a person has received a mail-in ballot and they’re concerned there’s a time issue or they forgot to get it in, they can bring it in and cast it at the county office,” White said. “They need to bring in a photo ID, but we’ll accept it at the counter up until 8 p.m. the night of the election [June 2nd].”
However, White says you can’t submit your mail-in ballot at your polling precinct.
“If you show up with a mail-in ballot and say ‘Well I didn’t want to mail it, but I want to vote today’ you will be permitted to vote. No one will be denied the right to vote as long as they’re at the proper polling precinct,” White said. “They can cast a provisional ballot. But we cannot accept at the polling place, mail or absentee ballots.”
The deadline has passed to request mail-in ballots, but the county has received nearly 25,000 applications since the program was announced.