What Forms Of Identification May I Use?

What Are Acceptable Forms of Identification I May Use At The Polls?

Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include…

  • A current and valid driver’s license or state identification card
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck that shows your name and address
  • Current Military identification
  • A Government check, paycheck, or other government document (other than this notification or a notification of an election mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and current address.

Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of the voter’s social security number and by casting a provisional ballot.

Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a social security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot. (R.C. 3503.19)

For more information on voter identification requirements, please consult the Secretary of State’s Web site at: www.sos.state.oh.us or call 1-877-767-6446.

WHOEVER COMMITS ELECTION FALSIFICATION IS GUILTY OF A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE.