Voting in
Ohio

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Ohio, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Ohio election website or call (614) 466-2585 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

04/28/2020
Primary Election Date
02/18/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Mixed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Ohio

Don’t miss your next election!

Ohio will hold its primary election to April 28th due to COVID-19. This election will be held entirely by mail. Only voters registered to vote as of Feb. 18th will be able to participate. You must submit a request for an absentee ballot by April 25th at noon. Your ballot must be postmarked by April 27th.

The only people that can vote in-person on April 28th are those without a home address or those that have a diability that prevents them from voting by mail.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in a primary. See Ohio Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Suspended for April 28th primary

You can vote in person at your county election’s office from (suspended for April 28th primary) at 2:00 p.m. before the election. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than April 25th at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked no later than April 27th. Ohio recommends that you apply for an absentee ballot as early as possible for the April 28th election.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st for general election cycles, and 90 days before for other elections. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Ohio

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • First time voters need ID

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Ohio.

Pre-registration

  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.