Feb. 5, 2014 Declarations of candicacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before primary election) R.C. 3513.05
Feb. 5, 2014 Local questions and issues for primary/special election, including local option petitions, must be certified to or filed with boards of elections by 4 p.m. (90 days before primary election) R.C. 731.28, .29, 3501.02, 4301.33, .331, .332, .333, .334, 4305.14
April 1, 2014 Non-UOCAVA absentee ballots for May 6 primary election must be ready (35 days before primary election) – i.e. early voting begins. R.C. 3509.01
April 7, 2014 Deadline for voter registration for May 6 primary election (30 days before primary election) R.C. 3509.01
May 3, 2014 Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election) R.C. 3509.03, .08, 3511.02
May 5, 2014 Nominating petitions of independent candidates for offices for which a primary election may be held must be filed by 4 p.m. (day before primary/special election) R.C. 3513.257
May 6, 2014 Primay Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
May 16, 2014 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than Nov. 4 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after general election) R.C. 3509.05, 3511.11
July 2, 2014 Constitutional amendments or statutes proposed by initiative petitions submitted directly to the voters must be filed with Secretary of State (125 days before general election) OH Const. II, §§1a-1b
Aug. 5, 2014 Special Elections may be held. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
Aug. 6, 2014 Nominating petitions of candidates in nonpartisan races must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before general election) R.C. 1907.13, 3513.259, .263
Aug. 6, 2014 Local questions and issues for general election, including local option petitions, must be certified to or filed with boards of elections by 4 p.m. (90 days before general election) R.C. 731.28, .29, 3501.02, 4301.33, .331, .332, .333, .334, 4305.14
Aug. 25, 2014 Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. (72 days before general election) R.C. 3513.041
Oct. 6, 2014 Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 4 general election (30 days before general election) R.C. 3503.19
Oct. 7, 2014 Non-UOCAVA absentee ballots for Nov. 4 general election must be ready (day after the close of registration) – i.e. early voting begins. R.C. 3509.01
Nov. 1, 2014 Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election) R.C. 3509.03, .08, 3511.02
Nov. 4, 2014 General Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
Nov. 14, 2014 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than Nov. 3 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after general election) R.C. 3509.05, 3511.11