Voting is one of the ways we can exercise our power to form and protect the communities we care about. For democracy to continue to work, we must make a habit of using our voice at the polls on every single election day. Join us in voting this November, and in future elections, to build the Ohio and America of our wildest visions.
Learn about how to vote, from registration to election day, and the choices Ohio voters have this upcoming election.
When and where can I vote?
Ohioans can either vote on Election Day (November 8th) or during the early voting period (October 12 – November 7th). Early voting is a great way to avoid potential lines on election day!
Early Voting takes place:
- October 12-14: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- October 17-21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- October 24-28: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- October 29: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- October 31-November 4: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- November 5: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- November 6: 1-5 p.m.
- November 7: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Find your early voting location using this clickable map!
Election Day: November 8th
Find your polling location for Election Day using this clickable map!
What do I need to bring to vote?
Ohioans need to bring an ID in order to vote.
Acceptable IDs include:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state ID card with your present or former address (as long as your present residential address is in the official list of registered voters for that precinct)
- A military ID
- A photo ID issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains your name and current address, and that has not passed its expiration
- An original or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other document with your name and present address (“current” means in the last 12 months).
For more information on ID requirements visit the secretary of state office’s website:
What is on the ballot?
You can view your sample ballot here.
Ohioans everywhere are voting for:
- US Senate
- US House of Representatives:
Ohio State Government Offices:
- Ohio Secretary of State
- Ohio Attorney General
- Ohio Auditor
- Ohio Treasurer
- 3 Seats on the Ohio State Supreme Court
- Ohio General Assembly
- 5 Seats on the Ohio State Board of Education.
There are two issue questions on the Ohio ballot this November. They are:
Issue 1: would allow Ohio courts to consider public safety and other factors when setting the amount of bail. This would reverse a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that said judges could not consider public safety when deciding a bail amount.
Issue 2: would put language in the Ohio Constitution banning non-citizens from voting in local elections. It was introduced after the Village of Yellow Springs in 2020 approved a local amendment allowing residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in their local elections.
How do I register to vote?:
As an Ohioan, you can register to vote online, in person, or by mail.
You must register 30-days before an election to be eligible to vote. For the 2022 Midterm Election, the registration deadline was October 11th.
If you are too late to register for this election, remember that registering now is the best way to make sure you don’t miss the next deadline!
You will need:
- Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number
- Date of Birth
- Last four digits of your Social Security number
Register to vote in person at:
- The office of the Secretary of State;
- The office of any of the 88 county boards of elections;
- The office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles;
- Public libraries;
- Public high schools or vocational schools;
- County treasurers’ offices; or
- Offices of designated agencies, including:
- The Department of Job and Family Services;
- The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program);
- The Department of Mental Health;
- The Department of Developmental Disabilities;
- Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; or
- The office of any state-assisted college or university responsible for providing assistance to students with disabilities.
Am I eligible to vote?
To register to vote in Ohio you must meet all the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You will be at least 18 years old on or before the next general election.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
- You are not currently incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of Ohio, another state, or the United States.
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
- You have not been permanently denied the right to vote for violations of the election laws.