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Ohio General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
28 days ago

Registration deadline

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in Ohio

When do I need to register to vote in Ohio?

Ohioans must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 9th.

How do I register to vote in Ohio?

Ohio has online voter registration, which makes this process very easy.

Estimated time: 2 minutes

Register to vote in Ohio

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in Ohio?

To register as a voter in Ohio, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Ohio
  • Have lived in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not be incarcerated for a felony conviction
  • Not be declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
  • Not been permanently disenfranchised for violating election laws
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else

What if I'm only 17?

If you'll be 18 by the General Election, you can still register and vote in Ohio!

How to Vote

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the Ohio Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in Ohio are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm Eastern Time

Can I vote by mail?

Any registered voter in Ohio can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail!

Vote by mail in Ohio by requesting an absentee ballot.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by November 3rd,
and returned no later than November 5th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in Ohio or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

What ID do I need to vote?

One of the following forms of ID must be provided when voting in person:

  • Military ID
  • Ohio Drivers License or Photo ID
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck
  • Any government document (except notice of voter registration)

These documents must be current and contain your name and address.

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in Ohio.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

Get election reminders in Ohio! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the Ohio Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: Ohio Elections Office
Phone: (614) 466-2585

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.

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