Vote early! Vote Now!

The early voting period has begun for Ohio's 2015 General Election, which runs through November 3, Election Day. There are several significant statewide ballot issues for voters to decide, including Issue 1, a plan to reform the redistricting process that has resulted in gerrymandered legislative districts.

You can vote early in-person or cast your ballot via mail. Call or check your county Board of Elections’ website for early in-person voting locations. Early voting locations throughout the state will be open:

  • 8 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 6-9 and 13-16;
  • 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, Oct. 19-23;
  • 8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday, Oct. 26-30;
  • 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Oct. 31;
  • 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, Nov.1;
  • 8 am to 2 pm on Monday, Nov.2.

For more information, click on the Voting 1-2-3 links below or visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website on voting.





Voting in 2015 is easy as 1-2-3! OhioVOTES and the League of Women Voters Education Fund present the Voting 1-2-3 Series, with information including:

3 WAYS TO CAST YOUR BALLOT (Includes Updated Voting Hours!)


VOTER ID REQUIRED TO VOTE - Election Day Requirements


Need to change your voting address? You can do it online by clicking HERE. You must have a driver's license or state-issued ID to use this service.

What is OhioVOTES?

OhioVOTES is a year-round, statewide, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) voter mobilization initiative. It galvanizes nonprofits based in low income Ohio communities to increase voter participation and join efforts for fair elections. It builds on the relationships these nonprofits already have with the people they serve. Unlike other groups who show up only during the election season, our network of housing providers, nonprofit health centers, multi-service centers, food pantries, community action, and homeless programs are well placed and trusted; they can help the people they regularly serve exercise their right to vote and stay engaged in the civic debate.  OhioVOTES works closely with Nonprofit Vote.

Nonprofit VOTE engages America's non profits in voting and elections.  For training resources, materials and webinar presentations on how to involve your nonprofit in civic engagement, check out Nonprofit Vote.

LET THE PEOPLE VOTE - A Joint Report on Election Reform Activities issued by: COHHIO and the League of Women Voters of Ohio (LWVO), June 14, 2005

Five Key Takeaways from 2014 Absentee Voting & Provisional Ballot Reports -- from the Ohio Secretary of State


Nonprofit VOTE - Voter Turnout in Ohio in the 2012 Election 

  • Total number of voters casting ballots in Ohio was comparable to 2004 and 2008 levels. 
  • 66.5% of Ohio's eligible voters case ballots, six points higher than the predicted national average of 60.5%
  • Hamilton County showed the highest growth in number of voters as compared to 2008


Helpful Voting Links

Register to Vote

As yet, Ohio does not have online voter registration. This link takes you to a form that you must print out and mail to the Ohio Secretary of State or your local Board of Elections

Check your Registration

Change your Address Online

Find your Polling Place

Recent Election Results

Learn about Voter ID

Voting Absentee by Mail

Voting Absentee in-Person

Become a Poll Worker

For more information on OhioVOTES, call Advocacy Director Cathy Johnston at 614-280-1984 (ext. 25) or email her at


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Election Day Voting Hours:
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Remember, You Have the Right to Vote!

—YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE if you have been to jail or prison. Learn the rules HERE.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE a regular paper ballot if your county used touch screen voting machines and you would prefer a paper ballot

—YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the poll list of if you don’t have identification.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to be told by the poll worker if you are in the correct precinct line and polling location, and if you are not, the poll worker must tell you the correct location to vote.

—YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE ANOTHER BALLOT from election officials if you make a mistake. You may receive up to 3 ballots in total.

If you encounter challenges to voting or have questions, call the toll free hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).