The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Ohio, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Ohio!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Received by Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:00PM EDT

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Mon Oct 5, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Postmarked by Mon Nov 2, 2020
Post received by Fri Nov 13, 2020
In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 7:30PM EST
Received by Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:00PM EDT

Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in Ohio if you:
  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Ohio
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
You are NOT eligible to vote in Ohio if:
  • You have been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws
  • You are incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state, or the United States
  • You have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

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.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in Ohio before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their Ohio voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ Ohio address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in Ohio should be able to register and vote at their school address if they have the intent to make their school address their permanent home, Ohio law defines residency as where your home is “fixed” and where you have an “intention of returning.” A place does not become your residence unless you intend to make it your “permanent” home. The word “permanent” does not require that you plan to live in Ohio forever; it is an intention that at the time of voting, your school community is your permanent home.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in Ohio you should provide one of the following:
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Ohio Driver's License Number
If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Valid Military ID
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
In Ohio, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Government Check
  • Valid Ohio Issued ID
  • Valid Ohio Driver's License

The info on this page is for:

Ohio Voter Info

If you want info for a different state or U.S. territory, go here