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Register to Vote

Eligibility

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.

Register to Vote


For further information, you may consult the Secretary of State's Web site at: www.ohiosos.gov or call 1-877-767-6446

Registration Identification Requirements

If you have a current valid Ohio driver's license, you must provide that number on line 10. If you do not have an Ohio driver's license, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number on line 10. If you have neither, please write "None."

If you register by mail and do not provide either a current Ohio driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number, please enclose a copy of one of the following forms of identification with your registration application:

  • Current valid photo identification card
  • Military identification
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Government document (except board of elections notifications) showing your name and current address

Your Signature

Your registration cannot be processed without your signature. On line 14, 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.