Ohio Election Information

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Polling place hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

One is eligible to vote in Ohio if he or she is a U.S. citizen, a resident of Ohio and is at least 18 years old by Election Day.

Applicants may register to vote in person or by mail. Registration must be completed at least 28 days prior to the election. Applicants can obtain an application and register to vote in any of the following locations:

  1. The office of the secretary of state
  2. County election boards
  3. Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
  4. Public libraries
  5. Public high schools or vocational schools
  6. County treasurers’ offices
  7. Department of Job and Family Services
  8. Department of Health
  9. Department of Mental Health
  10. Department of Developmental Disabilities
  11. Rehabilitation Services Commission
  12. Offices for disabled students at state-assisted postsecondary institutions

Register to vote online here.

Ohio permits no-excuse early voting. Learn more here.

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Ohio. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.

Absentee ballots may be requested for each individual election beginning Jan. 1 or 90 days before the date of an election, whichever is earlier. The request must be received by the local county board of elections by noon the third day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be postmarked at least one day before Election Day and received by the elections board no later than 10 days after the election.

Learn more about absentee voting here.

On the ballot: U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, state board of education, state Senate, Statehouse, state Supreme Court, Local judges, municipal government, ballot measures (state and local).