You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
- You are not incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction.
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
- You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.
NOTICE: Your registration or change must be received or postmarked by the 30th day before an election at which you intend to vote. You will be notified by your county board of elections of the location where you vote. If you do not receive a notice prior to Election Day, please contact your county board of elections.
Lines 1 and 2 on the registration form are required by law. You must answer both of the questions or your registration cannot be processed. This is a common disqualification that keeps voters from being registered by the deadline.
Current valid photo identification card, military identification, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or government document (except board of elections notifications) showing your name and current address.
Your registration cannot be processed without your signature. Please affix your signature or mark taking care that it does not touch surrounding lines or type so it can be effectively used to verify your identity. If your signature is a mark, include the name and address of the person who witnessed the mark beneath the signature line. If by reason of disability you are unable to physically sign, you may follow specific procedures found in Ohio law (R.C. 3501.382) to appoint an attorney-in-fact who may sign this form on your behalf at your direction and in your presence. Please call our office for help with the Attorney in Fact forms
OHIO VOTER IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS R.C. 3503.19
Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than a notice of an election or a voter registration notification sent 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. For more information on voter identification requirements, please consult the Secretary of State's Web site at: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/voter-eligibility-residency-reqs/ or call 1-877-767-6446.
WHOEVER COMMITS ELECTION FALSIFICATION IS GUILTY OF A FELONY OF THE FIFTH DEGREE.