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.
In Ohio, local general elections will be held on November 2nd throughout the state. Primary elections to may be held on May 4th, check with your city or town to get complete local details.
Your voter registration application must be postmarked, hand delivered, or submitted online by April 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: April 6th to May 3rd
You can vote in person at your county election office from April 6th to May 3rd before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than May 1st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received in person by 7:30 pm on Election Day.
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.