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Ohio

Abbreviation: 
OH

Ohio ID Needed for Voting

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:

Ohio Early Voting

Early voting starts 27 days before the election. All registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or voting center as designated by the county. For specific information on times and locations contact your board of elections.

Ohio Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is 30 days before the election.

Ohio Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, please use your state's voter verification tool. For additional information, please contact your elections office or board of elections for your county, city or state.

Ohio Campaign Finance

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Ohio Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

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.

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