Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Ohio, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by Oct. 5th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot at your county elections office, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Ohio.
Your polling place hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 6th to Nov. 2nd
You can vote in person at your county election office from Oct. 6th to Nov. 2nd 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 no later than October 31st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received in person by 7:30 pm on Election Day or postmarked by Nov. 2nd.
To prepare for the election during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters in the fall. If you are a new voter in the state or did not receive an application in the mail, you need to request an application directly.
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.