How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
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Register to vote in Ohio, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
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.
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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.
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
Find out more about your rights in Ohio.
- You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election