Feb. 4, 2015 Declarations of candicacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before primary election) R.C. 3513.05
Feb. 4, 2015 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
Feb. 23, 2015 Write-in candidates for May 5 primary election must be filed by 4 p.m. (74 days before primary election) R.C. 3513.041
March 21, 2015 UOCAVA absentee ballots for May 5 primary/special election must be ready (45 days before primary/special election) R.C. 3511.04
April 6, 2015 Deadline for voter registration for May 65 primary election (30 days before primary/special election) R.C. 3501.10(B), R.C. 3509.01
April 7, 2015 Non-UOCAVA absentee ballots for May 5 primary election must be ready (first day after close of voter registration) – i.e. early voting begins. R.C. 3509.01
May 2, 2015 Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before primary/special election) R.C. 3509.03, .08, 3511.02
May 4, 2015 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 election) R.C. 3513.257
May 5, 2015 Primary Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
May 6, 2015 Local questions and issues for Aug. 4 special election must be certified to boards of elections by 4 p.m. (90 days before special election) R.C. 3501.01, .02
May 15, 2015 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 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 1, 2015 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. 4, 2015 Special Elections may be held. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
Aug. 5, 2015 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. 5, 2015 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. 24, 2015 Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. (72 days before general election) R.C. 3513.041
Oct. 5, 2015 Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 3 general election (30 days before general election) R.C. 3503.19
Oct. 6, 2015 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
Oct. 31, 2015 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. 3, 2015 General Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. R.C. 3501.01, .32
Nov. 13, 2015 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
Dec. 9, 2015 Constitutional amendments proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly must be filed with Secretary of State (90 days before presidential primary) OH Const. XVI,§1
Dec. 9, 2015 Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before presidential primary election) R.C. 3513.05
Dec. 9, 2015 Local questions and issues for March 8, 2016 presidential primary election, including local option petitions, must be certified to or filed with boards of elections by 4 p.m. (90 days before presidential primary election) R.C. 731.28, .29, 3501.02, 4301.33, .331, .332, .333, .334, 4305.14
Dec. 9, 2015 Applications for absentee ballots for March 8, 2016 presidential primary election may be accepted R.C. 3513.05
Dec. 9, 2015 Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before presidential primary election) R.C. 3509.03, 3511.02
Dec. 28, 2015 Write-in candidates for March 8, 2016 presidential primary election must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. R.C. 3513.041