Voting In Ohio

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Ohio driver's license or identification card number and the last four digits of your social security number are required when registering online. If you register by mail and do not provide either an Ohio driver’s license/ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number, you MUST enclose with your application a copy of a form of identification listed on the paper form. Voters may register in person without providing a license or social security number if they have never been issued one.

ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. See ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote and update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Ohio driver's license or non-driver State ID and the last four digits of their social security number to register online.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Thirty (30) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Safe at Home participants should call the Safe at Home office at (614) 995-2255 before registering.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Board of Elections.

Registration Form (English)
Where to mail your form

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Completed thirty (30) days before Election Day.

NOTE: Safe at Home participants should call the Safe at Home office at (614) 995-2255 before registering.

Election Day Registration

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Ohio voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Ohio.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Ohio but has not updated their voter registration information.

New Address, Same Polling Place
Voter can vote after signing a notice of change of residence and showing ID with name and current address.

New Address, Same County, New Polling Place
Voter can vote a Provisional Ballot at their New Polling Place

New County
Voter can vote a Provisional Ballot at the County Board of Elections office or site designated by the same office

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO REQUIRED. Voters are required to show a current and valid photo ID, a military ID, or a copy of a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and current address.

Voters who cannot provide ID may vote a Provisional Ballot after providing the last four digits of their Social Security number.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Ohio is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot.

For more info on absentee voting, voters can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Board of Elections.

Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)
Emergency Absentee Ballot Application
Remote Ballot Marking Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Received by 12:00pm on Saturday before Election Day.
In-Person: Delivered by 2:00pm the day before Election Day.
Emergency: Received by 5:00pm the day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Ohio is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Ohio is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their County Board of Elections and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee Voting
BEGINS: Twenty-eight (28) days before Election Day.
ENDS: 2:00pm the Monday before Election Day.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Ohio voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Ohio should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Ohio.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Ohio.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE
• Voters awaiting trial, or on probation and/or parole may register to vote and vote.
• Voters who have twice been convicted of a violation of Ohio Election Law are permanently barred from voting in Ohio.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• Voters can also go HERE for more info.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.