Voter registration deadline for May primary nears; Early voting to begin next week

Early voting hours, location set

By Darrell Wacker -

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote in the May 2 Primary and Special Election is Monday, April 3. Important dates to remember for this election are outlined below.

Voters in Huber Heights will have primary elections for Mayor and At-Large Council Member.

Huber Heights will have three candidate for Mayor – Jeffrey Gore, Abert Griggs, Jr., and David H. Wilson. Current Mayor Tom McMasters decided not to seek re-election and Council Member Ed Lyons withdrew his candidacy.

Nancy Byrge, who was appointed the District 5 member, will face Richard Stan and Chase D. Warden for the At-Large seat currently held by Campbell.

The two candidates receiving the most votes in each of those races will face off in November.

Only two candidates were certified in each race for seats in District 3, 4, and 5 so those races will not appear in the May primary election. Instead, the two candidates will be selected in November.

Register to Vote/Update Your Address

The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration ahead of the May 2nd Primary and Special Election is one week away, on April 3rd (30 days before the election). For the first time, Ohio voters may go to in order to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

Military & Overseas Voting

Early voting for military and overseas voters is already underway. Military voters who have not yet registered to vote or submitted a request for absentee ballots in 2017 may still do so by visiting Overseas voters can visit There they can download the Federal Post Card Application, register to vote and request an absentee ballot, read through frequently asked questions, track the status of their mailed ballot and sign up for election reminders via email and social media.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person

All Ohio voters may begin voting on April 4, 2017 (first day after the close of registration) using an in-person or mail-in absentee ballot.

Early in-person voting is held at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 451 W. Third St. in Dayton. For more information call (937) 225-5656.

Early Voting Hours

April 4 – 7: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 10 – 14: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 17 – 21: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

April 24 – 28: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

April 29: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

April 30: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

May 1: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 2.

Early voting hours, location set

By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.