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The following information is provided courtesy of Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell.

For detailed information on voter registration please visit the Voter Registration Information on the Ohio Secretary of State's page.

To jump to a specific portion of information on voter registration follow the bookmarks below.

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You are qualified to vote if:

How is residence determined?

Can a student vote from his/her school address?

REGISTRATION

Where can I register?

Do I declare my politics when I register?

What if I change my address or name?

BASIC VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

VOTER

INFORMATION

GUIDE

Polls are open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

VOTER ELIGIBILITY

You are qualified to vote if:

You are a citizen of the United States.

You are at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. If you will be 18 on or before Election Day, you may vote in the primary election for candidates only, but not on issues.

You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election.

You register to vote at least 30 days before the election.

How is residence determined?

By law your residence is the place to which, whenever you are absent, you have the intent to return. If you continuously reside outside of Ohio for a period of four years or more, you are not a resident of this state for voter registration purposes, except if you are absent from Ohio because of federal or state government employment, including military service. Leaving for temporary purposes, such as school attendance, does not result in a change of residence for voting purposes, unless you register in the area where you are currently residing.

Can a student vote from his/her school address?

Yes, if the student regards that place as his/her residence and registers to vote. Otherwise, the student must vote in his/her home community if registered.


REGISTRATION

Does everyone have to be registered?

Yes, except for members of the armed forces serving on active duty. Their spouses and dependents are also exempt if they left Ohio to be near the service member.

Where can I register?

At any county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office.

At branch registration offices or locations established by a board of elections.

At any public high school or vocational school.

At the office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

At offices of designated agencies which provide public assistance or disability
programs.

Public libraries.

County treasurer's office.

By mail. You may request a registration form from a board of elections or the Secretary of State's office by mail, telephone, in person or by having another person obtain it for you or by printing the Voter Registration Form on www.sos.state.oh.us. After completing the form, return it to the board of elections or Secretary of State's office by mail.

Mailed registration forms sent to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.

Registration forms not mailed in must be received by a board of elections, the Secretary of State's office, public high school or vocational school, public library, office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles, county treasurer's office or designated agencies 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.

Do I declare my politics when I register?

No. Under Ohio law, your party affiliation is determined by the ballot you vote in a
primary election.

What if I change my address or name?

If you are now registered and move within the state or same county or change your name, you must report the change to the board of elections by completing a voter registration form at the locations stated above or by mail as stated above.

You may also complete a notice of change in voting status and file it with the court when you apply for a marriage license or when your name is changed by court order.

Mailed forms sent to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.

Forms not mailed in must be received by a board of elections, the Secretary of State's office, public high school or vocational school, public library, office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles, county treasurer's office or designated agencies 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.

Exceptions: If you change your name and/or move from one precinct to another in your county, you may report the change and vote by appearing at the board of elections during the absentee voting period; or on election day you may go to the polling place in the precinct in which you reside, the board of elections or site designated by the board.

If you move from one county to another in the state, you may report the change and vote at the board of elections in the county in which you now reside during the absentee voting period, or on election day at the board of elections or site designated by the board.

TDD assistance:

The Secretary of State's office maintains a phone line to provide information on registration and voting for deaf citizens. The number is TDD (614) 466-0562.

REGISTRATION CLOSES

For special elections:

30 days before election day

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