Vote with confidence

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. 


Military & Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins September 20

Deadline to Register to Vote: October 7 (Boards open until 9:00 p.m.)

Early In-Person Voting: October 8 and includes the two Saturdays and the two Sundays before Election Day.

Absentee Voting By Mail: Begins October 8

Election Day: November 5 (Polls Open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.) If not returned by mail, absentee ballots must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m.



September 20: Military and Overseas Absentee Voting begins


October 7: Deadline to Register to Vote. Boards open until 9:00 p.m.

October 8: Absentee Voting by Mail begins (Ends November 4, postmark deadline)

October 8: Early In-Person Voting begins

October 29: Absentee ballot applications must be received by your board of elections by 8:30 p.m.


October 8-11: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 14-18: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 21-25: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 26: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

October 27: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

October 28: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

October 29: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 30 - November 1: 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

November 2: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

November 3: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


November 4: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.

November 5: General Election: Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

November 5: Absentee Ballots may be returned by mail or personally delivered to your county board of elections. If not returned by mail, absentee ballots must be received by your board of elections by 7:30 p.m.

November 9: Last day for boards of elections to receive absentee ballots that have been postmarked on or before November 4.

Election day voting

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5

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 September 20 and ends November 5.

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!