Voting on Election Day
- Polls are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- You must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place.
- If you do not know the location of your precinct or polling place, please contact your county board of elections or use the voter lookup tool available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.MyOhioVote.com.
- Remember to bring an acceptable form of identification to the polls on Election Day.
Acceptable Form of Identification Examples
- 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
- Military identification
Absentee Voting by Mail
If you are a qualified Ohio voter and your registration is up to date, you are eligible to cast an absentee ballot.
- Absentee voting begins 35 days before Election Day.
- You must request no later than noon on the Saturday before an election that an absentee ballot be mailed to you, though you should request an absentee ballot as early as possible to have time to receive, vote and return your ballot.
- You may also download a request form at www.MyOhioVote.com.
- Absentee ballot application forms are available from the Secretary of State’s office or your county board of elections or their website.
Once you receive your absentee ballot, vote your ballot and seal it in the completed and signed identification envelope provided.
You may then return the ballot either by mail (must be received by your board of elections prior to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day or postmarked no later than the day before the election) or in person to your county board office (must be received by the close of polls on Election Day).
Early In-Person Absentee Voting
Starting 35 days before the election, you may cast your absentee ballot in person at your county board of elections.