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Voter Services

Voter Services

Whether you need to register to vote, request your absentee ballot, or read about the issues or candidates in an upcoming election, your Library is the place to do it! Visit www.delawarelibrary.org/vote or stop in for more information.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 was created to expand voter registration opportunities across the United States of America. This legislation entrusted Ohio libraries with the privilege of assisting citizens with certain voter services.

Any Delaware County District Library, or other public library in Ohio, is a safe location for citizens to complete voter registration forms, fill out absentee ballot request forms, or find reliable information from news sources on issues or candidates that they wish to research.

You can use these services any day of the year. However we are going to be celebrating specifically September 22 (National Voter Registration Day) and October 2 – 5 (the final weekend before Voter Registration closes).

Register to vote, request a ballot, read about the issues at the library or at curbside service.

Curbside, Inside or Outside

Whether you’re inside or prefer no-contact delivery of your materials, the next time you’re at a DCDL location, just ask for any voter form you need. We’ll deliver it with your materials for free. Turn it in at the Library and we’ll deliver it to the Board of Elections, saving you a stamp or a trip. Additionally, if you see our Bookmobile or Outreach Department out and about, let us know what you need.

Register to Vote

Citizens must register or update voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. For the upcoming general election registrations must be received no later than October 5. Check your registration and information with one click, then stop by a Library to help register or update information.

Request Your Ballot

Did you know you can register to vote and request your absentee ballot at the same time? Request your ballot as soon as possible. Ballots will be mailed as early as October 6.

Read Up

Misinformation is a librarian’s worst enemy. This election season, use trusted news sources like Vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters’ Education Fund, or the Library’s news and magazine subscriptions.

Have Fun!

This fall, we’re electing fun! Adults, test your wits with a virtual trivia night or meet the candidates. Teach the kids in your life about elections with US voting history games & trivia or a mock debate featuring some beloved film and storybook characters! We can’t wait to “see” you online. See our full calendar here!

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.