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Ohio

Abbreviation: 
OH

Ohio Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Ohio, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election
  • A resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election
  • Not be incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of the United States, this state or any other state of the United States
  • Not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
  • You haven't been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws

 

Ohio Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Ohio Candidate and Ballot Information

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

For more information on judicial candidates, click here.

Ohio Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if the voter's eligibility is in question and the voter would otherwise not be allowed to vote. There are several scenarios where a voter may cast a provisional ballot:

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Ohio polling places should provide touch screen voting machines and have audio adaptations for assisting the blind. There are also adaptations for voters with lack of muscle control. If you have a disability you may also have assistance by two election officials (of different political parties) or by the person of your choice (except employer or union agent). Poll workers are urged to accommodate voters with disabilities in any way they can. If the polling place is not accessible for you, when possible you may vote curbside.

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When registering in person you must provide a current, valid Ohio driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the application.

If registering by mail and you do not provide your current Ohio driver's license or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the application, please enclose with your application a copy of one of the following forms of identification that shows your name and current address:

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The voting systems used in Ohio are optical scan and DRE.

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Employers are prohibited from firing an employee who takes a reasonable amount of time to vote. Salaried employees should be elegible for paid time off to vote. Specifications of time vary by employer.

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The polls will be open from 6:30 am - 7:30 pm.

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
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1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

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