Voting In Ohio

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

OTHER UPCOMING OHIO ELECTIONS

 

 
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.

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.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Same-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).

Registration Portability?

NO. Registered voters who move to a new precinct within the state without updating their registration can cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. For the provisional ballot to count, those who move within their county must cast their ballot either at their new polling place or at a location designated by the local board of elections, while those who move to a new county must cast their ballot at a location designated by the local board of elections. Registered voters who move within the same precinct can complete a change of address form at their polling place and cast a regular ballot.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters MUST bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include 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 do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of the voter’s Social Security number and by casting a provisional ballot.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Ohio is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print a request form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications by mail must be received by noon on the Saturday before Election Day or by 2 p.m. the day before Election Day if made In-Person.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Ohio is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. 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. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins twenty-eight (28) days before Election Day and ends at 2:00pm on the Monday before Election Day.

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 HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Ohio.

Felon Voting Rights

Voting rights are automatically restored after completion of prison sentence. Ex-felons may vote while on parole or probation. However, a person who has twice been convicted of a violation of Ohio's elections laws is permanently barred from voting in Ohio. Go HERE for more information. All ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

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.