Requirements to vote:
18 years old on or by Election Day.
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.