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Voting in Ohio

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Ohio?

To register to vote in the State of Ohio, an individual must meet the following qualifications
  • You are a citizen of the United States;
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November, you may vote in the primary election to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18);
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
  • You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States;
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws.

Voter Registration Options in Ohio

You have the following 2 options to register to vote in Ohio:

In Person

You may obtain a voter registration form, and register to vote in person

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

You may also use the National Mail Voter Registration form

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Ohio

You have the following 4 options to vote in Ohio:

In Person

On Election Day, you must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

All Ohio voters whose registration information is up-to-date have the opportunity to vote in any election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

Early Voting

In Ohio, voters have many options to vote. Starting the day after the close of voter registration, all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county.

Click here to locate early voting locations

Voting provisional

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if a voter's eligibility is in question and the voter would otherwise not be permitted to vote at his or her polling place.

Click here to vote Provisional

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