Census & Voting Information

2020 Census Questions & Answers

When is the 2020 Census due?

September 30, 2020 is the last day to complete your US Census.

How can I complete my Census? 

You can complete your Census in one of three ways: by phone, online, or mail.

To complete the Census by phone, please call: 844-330-2020.
For language support or guides in American Sign Language, Braille, or Large Print, visit Responding by Phone.

To complete the Census online, please visit Census 2020.
For more questions regarding completing the Census online, visit Getting Started Online

To complete the Census by mail, send the completed questionnaire that was mailed to your home to:

U.S. Census Bureau
National Processing Center
1201 E 10th Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47132

Who should respond to the Census?

The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands.

One person from each household should respond to the Census and must be at least 15 years old.

Who should be counted?

Everyone! You should be counted where you were living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020.

If you're the one responding for your household, you should count everyone who was living and sleeping there most of the time, including: children, foster children, roommates, family members, and friends — even if they're only living there temporarily or don't have a usual home elsewhere.

If someone was staying with you temporarily due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they should still be counted where they usually reside. 

Where can I go to get more detailed information?

For more information regarding businesses, vacant homes, correcting mistakes, where to find your Census ID and more, please visit the 2020 Census FAQ website.

2020 General Election Questions & Answers

When is the 2020 General Election?

The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd.

What is the voting registration deadline for the 2020 General Election?

You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. In order to be eligible to vote in November, your registration must be in by October 5, 2020.

If you register or update your information after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.

What are the requirements to vote in Ohio?

For the full list of voting requirements in the State of Ohio, please visit Voter Eligibility and Residency Requirements.

How can I check to see if I'm registered to vote?

Visit My Voter Information to check your voter registration status. You can also find your voting precinct and polling location by entering your information.

This is my first time voting and I need to register. What do I do?

You can register to vote online or by filling out the paper form.

If you want to register online, visit the Ohio Voter Registration website to get started!

If you need the paper form to register or update your information, it is available as a fillable PDF. If you fill out the paper form, you must mail it back to your local Board of Elections Office. For a list of each office, their addresses, and phone numbers, please visit the County Board of Elections page.

How do I update my address?

If you need to update your address, visit the Ohio Voter Registration website to get started!

What are the various ways I can vote?

There are a variety of ways you can vote, depending on your circumstances. To learn more about the various types of voting offered, view the options below:

Can I see a sample ballot?

Yes, to view a sample ballot, visit View Your Sample Ballot and select your county of residence.

I'm an absentee voter. Can I track my ballot?

Yes, to track your absentee ballot, visit Track Your Ballot, select your county of residence, and input your information.

I'd like to be a poll worker. How do I sign up?

If you'd like to work the polls this year, please visit Day for Democracy and fill out the online form!

Where can I go to get more detailed information?

For more information, please visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website or call your local Board of Elections office.

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