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.
General Election - November 8, 2022
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 11.
- absentee voting begins: October 12
- early in-person voting starts: October 12 (see hours below)
- deadline to request absentee ballot: November 5 (noon)
- absentee ballot postmarked by: Nov 7
- primary election: Nov 8 (6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Early voting begins Wednesday, October 12, and includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day, November 8.
October 12-14: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 17-21: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 24-28: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
October 29: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
October 31: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November 1-4: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November 5: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 6: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 7: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 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 November 8.
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?
Yes, but not necessarily a picture ID. To request an absentee ballot or cast your vote in person, Ohio law requires some form of acceptable identification, which include:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state ID card with present or former address, as long as your present residential address is in the official list of registered voters for that precinct
- A military ID
- A photo ID issued by the United States government or the state of Ohio, that contains your name and current address, and that is not expired
- An original or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other document with your name and present address ("current" means in the last 12 months).
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 by mail begins October 12 and ends November 8.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election in which you want to vote.
If mailed, absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections before the close of the polls at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
What am I voting on?
Drive up, drop off ballot service outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Election in 2020. [Annie Wu / Ideastream Public Media]
To see what's on the ballot where you live, follow the link of the county you live in and enter your address on the local board of elections' website:
Don't see your county listed? Find it here.
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