Voting on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Poll Hours: If you're a registered voter, you can look up your polling place at

ID Requirements: Ohio REQUIRES one of the following forms of ID to vote: An unexpired Ohio driver's license or state ID card with the voter's name (the address does not need to be your current address). An unexpired photo ID issued by Ohio the federal government which includes the voter's name, current address. A military ID. A bank statement, utility bill, or paycheck that includes the voter's name and current address (a copy is allowed). A government document that shows the voter's name and current address (copies allowed), including from a public college or university but NOT including election notices or voter registration cards. All documents must have a date showing they were issued within a year of Election Day or be unexpired as of Election Day.

Election Day Registration: You must have registered to vote at least 30 days before the election.

If You've Moved within the State: If you registered to vote in Ohio and moved to a new address within the same precinct, you can still vote at that precinct's polling place, but must update your address on a provided form and show the proper identification. If you have moved to a different precinct (in the same county or a different county) you should go to the new polling place and update your address, but will be required to cast a provisional ballot.

If You Changed Your Name: If your name has changed since you registered to vote, but your address is the same, you may update your name at the polling place with the proper form. You will be required to provide elections officials with proof of a legal name change (such as a marriage license or a court order) that includes your current AND prior names. If you do not have such documentation, you will be required to cast a provisional ballot.

If You Have a Felony Conviction: Convicted felons may vote so long as they are not being physically incarcerated. Even if on probation or parole, felons can vote, but must have reregistered to vote after their release at least 30 days before Election Day.

Poll Challenges: Only poll workers may challenge a voter, but outside election observers are allowed. If you are challenged by a poll worker and are unable to verify your eligibility, you may be required to vote provisionally. If you are challenged and need assistance or are not provided a regular ballot, call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance.Provisional Ballots: A provisional ballot may not be automatically counted and you may need to provide additional information in the days after the election. If you cast a provision ballot, call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance on completing the process and having your vote counted.

Additional Information:
If you have trouble voting or have questions, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE

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