Ohio, you have a lot to be proud of: Home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the "One and Only Presidential Museum." There's even a National Ohio Day. Well, it's time for you all to make *us* proud and vote up and down the ballot, from Governor and Senator to the House of Representatives and the State Legislature. Here's what you need to know about voting this year in the Buckeye State.

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Key Dates

Oct 11

Voter Registration Deadline

Oct 12 – Nov 7

Early Voting (excluding Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 30)

Oct 20

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request (recommended)

Nov 5

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Request Deadline (received by boards of elections by noon)

Nov 7

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (postmarked by)

Nov 8

Election Day

Nov 8

Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline (in-person)

Ohio Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to to check your registration or get registered. We're working with BallotReady to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Sadly, no. So do it now! Then reward yourself with a cookie.

    Register Here
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! All Ohio voters whose registration information is up-to-date have the opportunity to vote in any election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. If you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by November 5th (but we recommend doing it no later than October 20 to make sure it gets to you!) Then, you can fill it out and mail it by November 7th or return it in person by November 8th. You can request your absentee ballot here:

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes, early voting in-person begins October 12th and is available most days until November 7th, but excludes excludes Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 30.

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do. An Ohio driver's license, a military ID, an unexpired federal or an Ohio photo ID with name and current address, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. Get all the details here from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I cast my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail (must be postmarked by Nov 7) or in-person (Nov 8). For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 6:30am to 7:30pm. You can find the polling place closest to you here:

    Find Your Polling Place


  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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