You are your child’s best advocate.

Voting in the 2020 General Election gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard. The General Election impacts funding for programs that many Central Ohio families rely on and can shape the future for all children. Action for Children has supplied a list of common resources for your convenience.


Important Dates

October 5, 2020: Deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election (30 days before General Election)
October 6, 2020: Early Voting Begins
November 2, 2020: Deadline to mail absentee ballots (all ballots must be postmarked before noon)
November 3, 2020: General Election Day

For additional dates, see the 2020 Elections Calendar.

Register to vote by October 5, 2020

Online voter registration portal – Ohio Secretary of State

Early Voting Begins October 6

Find your polling location – Ohio Secretary of State
Request your absentee ballot – Ohio Secretary of State
Corona Facts – Protecting & Preparing Ohio Communities for Election Day – Ohio Secretary of State

Rides to the Polls – information provided by the Human Services Chamber of Franklin County

  • Bird –
    • Partnered with the North American Bikeshare Association’s (NABSA) “Roll to the Polls” initiative.
    • Enter code VOTE2020 on election day to receive 50% off rides.
  • The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) – (
    • Two COTA transit lines (#8 and #34) can help voters get to Franklin County’s Board of Elections during early voting.
    • All routes are free.
  • Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) – (
    • Rides to the polls contact number for Columbus is (614)-362-2128.
    • Rides to the polls contact number Statewide is (614)-245-3852.
    • Email for help connecting with transportation statewide.
  • Columbus Stand Up – (
    • Rides to the polls are available by texting or calling (614)-259-7391.
  • Community Development for All People – (
    • Call (614)-445-7342, dial extension 22, or send a message through Facebook Messenger (
    • Rides will go from 946 Parsons Avenue to the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Road and back.
    • Specific for residents in 43205, 43206, and 43207 area codes.
  • Jewish Family Services – (limited rides available, primarily for JFS clients)
    • Rides are available to the Board of Elections for early voting and to deliver absentee ballots.
    • Rides are available to designated polling site on Election Day.
  • The League of Women Voters and Ohio Votes –
    • Go to this Google Form for more information and to sign up.
    • For assistance, contact Ohio Votes Regional Liaison and League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus representative, Elizabeth Greiser.
  • Lime –
    • 50% off one ride (up to $10 off) to any polling location/dropbox on Election Day, between the hours of 5AM-11PM local time.
    • Rides include scooters, bikes, and rideshare.
  • Lyft –
    • Use code 2020VOTE to take 50% off (up to $10) one Election Day ride to a polling place or ballot dropbox. If two wheels are more your thing, this code applies to bike and scooter rides in select cities. (2020VOTE Promo code is valid on November 3, 2020 between the hours of 4am – 11pm local time for 50% off up to a maximum of $10 one (1) Lyft car ride (Lux excluded), Lyft scooter ride, or Lyft-operated bike share ride to a polling location anywhere in the U.S. with Lyft service, including registered dropbox locations if you are in an exclusively vote-by-mail state. Limited quantity available. Limit one per user. Lyft promo codes and discounts are offered in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and cannot be combined with other ride credit or offers. Offer of promo code is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting, or voting for or against any particular person or measure.)
  • Spin 
    • Partnered with the North American Bikeshare Association’s (NABSA) “Roll to the Polls” initiative.
    • $10 ride credits are available on Election Day by entering the code SPINTOVOTE.
  • Uber – (
    • 50% discount on roundtrip rides to and from polls on Election Day. (The promo is valid from 12:01am PT on November 3, 2020, to 3am PT on November 4, 2020. Max discount of $7 off each ride, for a maximum of two rides. The discounts will be automatically applied when you request your ride by using the polling finder. The offer applies in the US only, but does not apply to California and Michigan. Applies on all ride options, including bikes and scooters. Does not apply to Taxi and Transit. Discount does not apply to surcharges, tolls, fees, or tips and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. For accounts with multiple valid offers, the discount with the highest savings will automatically apply to a rider’s next trip. This offer is not intended to induce, nor is it conditioned on, the act of voting, refraining from voting or voting for or against any particular candidate, political party or measure.)
    • An in-app poll finding feature will be available to help voters to find their polling location.
    • Also applies for bikes and scooters.

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