Register to Vote or Update Your
Voter Registration Information

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Eligibility

You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
  1. You are a citizen of the United States.
  2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
  3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
  4. You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.
  5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

Registration Deadlines

You must register to vote or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines:
  • April 3, 2017 for the May 2, 2017 Primary Election.
  • July 10, 2017 for the August 8, 2017 Special Election.
  • October 10, 2017 for the November 7, 2017 General Election.
If you update your address after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.


Registration

To register to vote or update your Ohio voting address using the online system, you must supply all of the following information:
  • Ohio driver’s license or state identification number
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
If you do not have any portion of the required information, follow the link below to download and submit your information using paper form (PDF). Once you complete this form, you must sign and send it to your county board of elections.

Note: You cannot use the “Register to Vote or Update Your Voting Information Online” function to change your name. In order to change your name use the "Download a Paper Voter Registration Form (PDF)" link and submit it to your local board of elections.

Have You Moved Out Of Ohio?

Follow this link to download a form to cancel your Ohio voter registration.