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Franklin County Board of Elections

Identification Requirements


Early In-Person and Election Day Voting

Beginning on the first day of early voting, the following documents will be acceptable photo ID for voting as long as the ID is not expired and includes the individual’s name and photograph:

  • Ohio driver’s license, state ID card, or interim ID form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (“BMV”).
    • This includes a commercial driver’s license, motorcycle operator’s license, probationary or restricted license, or temporary instruction permit.
    • An interim identification form is a BMV document issued to a person who has just applied for a driver’s license or state ID card, to use until the permanent card arrives in the mail;
  • U.S. passport or passport card; or
  • U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (collectively referenced in this Directive as “military ID”).

Note: A suspended driver’s license that is not expired may still be used as photo identification for voting.


For more information on voter identification requirements, please consult the Secretary of State's Web site at: or call 1-877-767-6446.

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.

Whoever commits election falsification is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.