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

03/17/2020
Primary Election Date
02/18/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Mixed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Ohio

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! Ohio will hold its primary election on March 17th and general election on November 3rd.

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.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Feb. 19th to March 16th 2 p.m.

You can vote in person at your county election’s office from Feb. 19th to March 16th 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 March 14th at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.

Ohio recommends that you apply for an absentee ballot as early as possible.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Ohio

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Ohio.

Pre-registration

  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election