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OHIO

Requirements to vote: 

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Ohio for 30 days immediately before Election Day in which you want to vote

  • Not be incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction.

  • Not be permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

  • Not be declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.


How do I register? 

  • In the state of Ohio, you can register to vote online, via mail, or in person.

  • To register online, go to https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ and follow the instructions on the site. 

    • The deadline to register online is 30 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail:

    • Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form (you must provide your driver’s license OR the last 4 digits of your social security number).

    • Mail the form to your local election office.

    • Your form must be received at least 30 days before Election Day.

  • To register in person, go to your local election office. 

    • The deadline to register in person is 30 days before Election Day.

  • Ohio does not require you to be affiliated with a political party to vote in the general election. Under Ohio election law, you declare your political affiliation by requesting the ballot of a political party in a partisan primary election. If you do not desire to affiliate with a political party in Ohio, you are considered to be an unaffiliated voter and may vote the Official Questions & Issues Ballot, if there is one for your precinct at the election.


Can I pre-register?

  • Ohio does not have any specific policy listed on pre-registration; you should contact your local county clerk’s office for more information.