Ohio Voting Guide
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If you're unsure of whether or not you need to bring anything to your polling place or if you need to register to vote, it's best to prepare before Election Day. That way, you can focus on selecting candidates — not on the administrative part of voting. Keep reading to learn about voter eligibility in Ohio, when to register, and where to cast your ballot.
Am I eligible to vote in Ohio?
In order to vote in Ohio, you must at least 18 years old and be U.S. citizen. You must also be a resident of the state of Ohio for at least 30 days before an election, and you must register to vote. You cannot vote in Ohio if:
- You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction
- You've been declared incompetent
- You've been permanently disenfranchised for violating election laws
How to Register in Ohio
There are several ways to register to vote in Ohio. This includes registering:
You can get a voter registration form and register to vote in person at the office of the Secretary of State, a county board of elections, and many other public places.
To register online, you'll need your: Ohio driver’s license or Ohio ID card number, full name, date of birth, address, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
At the DMV
You can get a voter registration form and register to vote in person at the office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Download the voter registration form and mail it in. Or you may ask a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office to mail you a voter registration form.
Ohio Voting Resources
Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.
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