Ohio Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 8th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

yes

Complete Ohio Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? Yes
Student ID accepted? Yes

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

For Ohio Voter I.D. purposes “current” means the document was issued less than one year before the date of the election, or has an expiration date which has not passed.

  • Current and valid photo ID which must show your address (but if you show an Ohio driver’s license, your address does not need to be current);
  • A military identification; or
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill; or
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement; or
  • An original or copy of a current government check; or
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.
  • A voter presenting an Ohio driver’s license that shows the voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address is printed in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct.

A voter may cast a provisional ballot if they lack the necessary ID.

Ohio Ex-Offender Voter Info

Individuals incarcerated for a felony conviction are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. Ex-offenders should re-register to vote.