Vote with confidence

The primary election is Tuesday, March 19. Are you ready?

Am I registered to vote?

Every Ohioan should regularly confirm that they are properly registered to vote. Click here to check your Voter Registration Status​ and to find your voting location. 

Register to Vote 

Is this the first time you’ve voted in Ohio?  Click here to register to vote. You must register to vote no later than 30 days prior to an election. 

Have you recently moved or changed your name? You will need to update your voter registration in order to participate in the upcoming election. Click here to update your voter registration. 

Voter Registration Deadlines
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
*Note, Monday February 19, 2024 is Presidents' day and many government buildings will be closed

Dates to remember

Primary Election - March 19, 2024

The deadline to register to vote in the March 19 primary election is Feb. 20.

  • absentee voting begins: February 21
  • early in-person voting starts: February 21 (see hours below)
  • absentee ballot applications due: March 12
  • general election: March 19 (6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Early voting

Early voting begins Wednesday, February 21, and includes the Saturday and Sunday before Election Day, March 19.

  • February 21-23: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    February 26 - March 1: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    March 4-8: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    March 9: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    March 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    March 12: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    March 13-15: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    March 16: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    March 17: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

You can find your early voting polling location by clicking on the county you live in on this map. Most are at your county's board of elections office.

Election day voting

Polls open in Ohio at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. on March 19.

Your polling location varies depending on where you live, and it might not even be the closest station to you. Find your official polling location on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. There, you can also see a sample ballot that includes your options for the Ohio House and Senate seats, as well as any local levies and ballot initiatives.

Do I need an ID?

Check the entire list of acceptable IDs here.

If you do not bring an acceptable form of ID, or if your eligibility is in question because you moved or changed your name but didn't update your registration, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

Voting provisionally simply means election officials need to double-check your eligibility. To do so, you must visit your county's board of elections within one week after Election Day to provide identification so your vote can be counted in the final election totals. Election officials are also required to attempt to contact voters by mail, phone or email to resolve any issues with their ballots.

Absentee voting 

Absentee voting by mail begins February 21 and ends March 18.

Learn more about absentee voting

What am I voting on?

To see what's on the ballot where you live, follow this link and enter your address

Who can I report voter intimidation to?

• The Election Protection Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)

• The U.S. Department of Justice Voting Rights Hotline: 800-253-3931; TTY line 877-267-8971

• Local and state officials, including poll workers; your county clerk, elections commissioner, elections supervisor; or your state board of elections

Get out and vote!