Skip to main content

Identification Requirements

Voting Identification Requirements

Many forms of identification will be accepted. They are:


Early In-Person and Absentee Voting

  • The last four digits of voter's Social Security number; or driver's license number; or
  • A copy of a current and valid photo identification (i.e. Ohio driver's license, state ID card, government ID). Photo identification must show name and address; or
  • A copy of a current utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the voter's name and current address (including from a public college or university).


Election Day Voting

  • A current and valid photo identification (i.e. Ohio driver's license, state ID card, government ID). Photo identification must show name and address (does not need to be current address for driver's license or state id card); or
  • A military identification that shows the voter's name. (Does not need to show address); or
  • A copy of a current utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the voter's name and current address (including from a public college or university).

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

Note: Ohio law provides you cannot use as proof of identification a notice that the board of elections mailed to you. Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by provisional ballot.

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.