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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.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Ohio

Don’t miss your next election!

Election Day is November 3rd. Voters must register by October 5th. Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 31st.

In the spring Ohio held its primary by-mail due to COVID-19. We will keep you up to date on if they make this change for the general election.

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: October 3rd to November 2nd

You can vote in person at your county election’s office from October 3rd to November 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 (click here) no later than October 31st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 7:30 pm on Election Day.

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.

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Voter ID + Access for Ohio

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register

Your state does not offer additional voter registration options outside of the deadlines listed above.


  • 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.