State of Ohio Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Ohio General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

Tue Oct 9, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Sat Nov 3, 2018 12:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Mon Nov 5, 2018
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 7:30pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Nov 16, 2018

Early Voting

none on record

Ohio State Primary Election held on Tue May 8, 2018

New Voter Registration

Mon Apr 9, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Sat May 5, 2018 12:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Post received by Thu May 18, 2017
  • Postmarked by Mon May 7, 2018
  • In-Person, Received by Tue May 8, 2018 7:30pm EDT

Early Voting

none on record

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in Ohio at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 630am to 730pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any voter may choose to vote early in person beginning 29 days prior to Election Day by requesting and voting an absentee ballot at your county board of elections office or a designated voting center.

For specific information including times and locations for early in-person absentee voting, contact the local board of elections.

Absentee Voting

Ohio allows any registered voter to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Ohio if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Ohio
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Ohio if:

  • You have been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws
  • You are incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States
  • You have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Ohio you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Ohio Driver's License Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid Military ID
  • Government Check
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

Statements and bills should be dated within one year of Election Day
A notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections is not a valid form of ID

Voting In-Person

In Ohio, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Ohio Driver's License
  • Valid Ohio Issued ID
  • Government Check
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address

You may carry the original or a copy of your ID. Statements, checks and bills should be dated no earlier than 365 days before Election Day.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Ohio General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Tue Oct 9, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat Nov 3, 2018 12:00pm EDT Received by Sat Nov 3, 2018 12:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • In the Mail by Tue Nov 6, 2018 12:01am
  • Received by Fri Nov 16, 2018
  • In the Mail by Tue Nov 6, 2018 12:01am
  • Received by Fri Nov 16, 2018

Ohio State Primary Election held on Tue May 8, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 9, 2018
  • Postmarked by Mon Apr 9, 2018
  • Email or Fax by Mon Apr 9, 2018

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Sat May 5, 2018 12:00pm EDT Received by Sat May 5, 2018 12:00pm EDT

Ballot Return

  • In the Mail by Tue May 8, 2018 12:01am
  • Received by Fri May 18, 2018
  • In the Mail by Tue May 8, 2018 12:01am
  • Received by Fri May 18, 2018

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Registrations and ballot requests by email must include scanned signature.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Registrations and ballot requests by email must include scanned signature.