You must provide proof of ID to vote.
The forms of identification that may be used include:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with a present or former address so long as your present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
- U.S. military IDs, including Ohio National Guard
- A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio that contains your name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
- BMV issued Ohio license or ID card (old address acceptable)
- U.S. Military, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, or Ohio National Guard card, U.S. Passport Book/Card
- Note: State University IDs are not a valid form of photo ID to vote
- Probationary and restricted driver's licenses are permitted
Note: You can no longer substitute a valid photo ID with a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address. If you do not have a valid photo ID at the polls, you may vote a provisional ballot. For that ballot to be counted, you must present a photo ID at the office of the Board of Elections no later than the fourth day after Election Day.
Individual exceptions to the Voter ID rules may be made for religious reasons.
Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline