If you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020, you can vote in the next presidential election. Here's how:
First you must register.
Registrations don't expire, so if you have registered recently, you don't need to do it again. Your "residence address" is not your dorm at Ashland; it's where you go home to at Christmas Break (and probably where you are living right now).
You have many options for registering (often people at public events are registering voters), but here's a link for Ohio voter registration.
If you don't know whether you are registered, or suspect that the registration is incorrect, you can check your registration with this link.
Getting an absentee ballot.
Covid-19 is giving all of us good reasons to vote by mail. Here is the link to request an absentee ballot. A couple of things to remember:
- It takes time to request a ballot, receive the ballot, and get the ballot back to your home county. You can vote early, but if you ballot is late it won't be counted. You should probably get to this at least two or three weeks before the election.
- Ohio absentee ballots require extra postage. One stamp isn't enough.