Own your vote

Get Registered

The deadline to register for Ohio’s 2018 general election has passed.

Click here to get registered or update/confirm your voter registration online. You must have an Ohio driver’s license or state identification card to register online.

→ If you do not have an Ohio state-issued ID, click here to download a voter registration form.

In order to register to vote in Ohio, you must meet these requirements:

  1. You are a citizen of the United States.
  2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
  3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before Election Day.
  4. You are not currently in jail or in prison for a felony conviction. **If you are an ex-felon and not currently incarcerated, you CAN vote in Ohio.
  5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

Bring Your ID

Ohio accepts a wide variety of documents for voter ID purposes:

  • A driver’s license or state ID card with your name and photo, issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The card must be current, but it can have an old address.
  • A U.S. Military ID.
  • A government ID with your name, current address and photo. (Note that student ID is not accepted.)
  • An original or copy of one of the following current documents that shows your name and current address:
    • utility bill (including cell phone bill),
    • bank statement,
    • pay stub,
    • government check or other government document.

Bills, bank statements and other documents must be dated within one year prior to Election Day to be accepted as current.

If you do not have an ID and are voting on Election Day, you CAN still vote via provisional ballot by providing the last four digits of your Social Security number. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

Vote

You can choose how you want to vote in Ohio — Vote Early, Vote By Mail or Vote on Election Day.

Click here to view your sample ballot.

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In-person early voting is now open!

Click here to find your county’s early voting location and make a plan to vote.

On Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. The polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. If you are in line at 7:30 p.m., you will be permitted to vote.

Check back soon for polling place information.

Vote By Mail

You can request an absentee ballot for the election NOW. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election is Saturday, Nov. 3.

You can return your absentee ballot by mail; it must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 5. You can also return your absentee ballot in person to your county board of elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Click here for more information and to request an absentee ballot.

**Military and overseas voters:

Click here for more information on how to vote from abroad.

Military and overseas ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing no later than 12:01 a.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Military and overseas ballots must be received by boards of elections no later than Friday, Nov. 16.

If you have questions or issues at the polls, call 833-DEM-VOTE.

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