The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Ohio’s November General Election!
STEP 1: Get Registered
Register to vote in the November general election! There are several ways to register:
In person: You can apply in person to register to vote at any county board of elections office. Click here to find your county board of elections office. You can also register in person at any of the following locations:
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office;
BMV or Deputy Registrars;
The Department of Job and Family Services;
the Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program);
The Department of Mental Health;
The Department of Developmental Disabilities;
The Rehabilitation Services Commission, or any state-assisted college or university that provides assistance to disabled students
Any county treasurer’s office
Any public high school or vocational school; or
Any public library.
By mail: You can apply by mail by downloading the Ohio Voter Registration Application, completing it and mailing it to your county board of elections office.
Online: Online voter registration is not currently available in Ohio. However, you can update your current voter registration online. Click here to update your voter registration online.
Click here to confirm your voter registration.
STEP 2: Bring your ID
If you vote in person, during the early voting period or on Election Day, you will be asked to present identification. Ohio accepts a wide variety of documents for voter ID purposes:
A driver’s license or state ID card with your name and photo, issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The card must be current, but it can have an old address if registration is up to date.
A U.S. Military ID with your name and photo (address not required).
A government ID with your name, current address and photo. (Note that student ID is not accepted.)
An original or copy of one of the following current documents that shows your name and current address: utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank statement, pay stub, government check, or other government document.
The document must have a date within one year of Election Day to be accepted as current.
Important! If you do not have an ID, you CAN still vote via provisional ballot by providing the last four digits of your Social Security number. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.
STEP 3: Vote
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You can choose how you want to vote — Vote Early, Vote on Election Day or Vote By Mail.
Early voting for the General Election begins on October 10th and continues until Monday, November 5.
Vote On Election Day
On Ohio’s General Election Day the polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Important! If you are in line at 7:30 p.m., you will be permitted to vote.
Click here to find your polling place.
Vote By Mail
In Ohio, any registered voter can vote by mail.
You can request your ballot for each individual election beginning on January 1 or 90 days before the date of an election, whichever is earlier, but you must complete and submit a separate application for each election in which you want to vote.
Complete the absentee ballot request form.
Once you have completed your application by providing all of the required information, print and sign it.
Mail the request form back to your county board of elections.
Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from your county board of elections. If you have questions about your absentee ballot request, you should call your county board of elections.
Return your voted ballot. You can send it by U.S. mail or deliver it in person to your county board of elections, but the return envelope containing your marked ballot must either be received by your county board of elections prior to the close of the polls on Election Day, or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election.
Note: No voted ballot may be returned to a county board of elections by fax or email. If a voted ballot is returned by fax or email, it will not be accepted, processed or counted.
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Monday, November 5. The deadline to drop off your absentee ballot to the county board of elections is 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.
Military and overseas voters:
Click here for more information on how to vote from abroad.
Military and overseas ballots must be signed and submitted for mailing no later than 12:01 a.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.
Remember: Voting is your right.
If you have an issue at the polls, call 1.866.OUR.VOTE.
If you have more questions about voting, find answers at www.MyOhioVote.com