Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

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    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an Ohio address by Oct 9
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not be in jail for a felony
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court
  • Not be permanently disqualified for violating an election law

How to Vote

Vote early
October 11 – November 6

Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7:30 PM.

Bring a copy of accepted ID.


Who can vote early

Any Ohio registered voter can apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Absentee ballot received by
November 5

Vote early
Oct 12–Nov 5

Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7:30 PM.

Bring a copy of accepted ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Ohio. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Nov 6, Election Day
  • Live at an Ohio address

In person ID requirements

All voters must bring ID to vote in person. Bring one of the following with you to vote:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or ID
  • An unexpired photo ID issued by Ohio or the US government that includes your name and current address
  • A military ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check that includes your name and current address
  • Any government document that shows your name and address

Frequently Asked Questions