Steps to Voting

Whether you are voting in Ohio or another state, here’s the information you need.

Knox County Voter Guide

The CSAD Student Associates have created a nonpartisan guide to issues and candidates for the November 2022 elections in Knox County.

How to Register

Check Your Registration

  • Verify that your registration has been received. Usually, you can do this from your state’s Secretary of State’s website. Ohio voters can check registrations here. Do this before your state’s registration deadline (in Ohio, check by Oct. 11, 2022).

Know your options and deadlines.

Check out Ohio’s voting schedule. Ohio voters have three options.

Ohio Option 1: Early Voting in Person

  • Early voting begins Oct. 12, 2022, and ends at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2022. Check the schedule for days and hours.
  • Where: Knox County Board of Elections in Mount Vernon (104 E. Sugar St.).
  • What to Bring: If you have a state of Ohio driver's license or ID, bring it. If not, you will need to know your social security number. 
  • Transportation: The KAT Shuttle stops a short distance from the Board of Elections at 104 East Sugar Street in Mount Vernon.

Ohio Option 2: Early Voting By Mail (Absentee Voting)

  • Ohio does not automatically send you a mail ballot; you must request a ballot.
  •  Mail your absentee ballot request form to your local board of elections. For Gambier voters that is the Knox County Board of Elections, 104 East Sugar St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Submit your request at least a week before the election.
  • Your completed ballot must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, or hand delivered by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2022.
  • Mail or deliver your ballot to Knox County Board of Elections, 104 East Sugar St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. 
  • If you request an absentee ballot but do not return it to the Board of Elections, you may go to the polls on election day, where they will offer you a provisional ballot.

Ohio Option 3: In-Person on Election Day

  • Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Where: Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane.
  • View voter ID requirements in Ohio. Kenyon students receive an email in October that serves as a utility bill documenting their current street address.

Get Informed

Get Involved

  • Become a poll worker — It’s a paid position, and you must be registered to vote in Knox County.