Make sure you have an acceptable form of ID. Do not wait until the last minute.

To cast a ballot in-person, either during the early voting period or on Election Day, you must have a valid photo ID. Any of the following are acceptable:

  • Unexpired Ohio driver’s license with current or former address
  • Unexpired state ID card with current or former address
  • U.S. passport or passport card
  • Military ID, specifically a U.S. Military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card or a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card

To vote by mail, you may use the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) as identification when casting an absentee ballot.

Barriers to voter registration prevent people from getting to the polls. Ohio's new online voter registration page makes it easier than ever to have your voice heard.