Presidential General Election is on TUESDAY, November 8

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Election is October 11

Early Voting Will Start October 12 and continues through November 7

Make Sure Your Voice is Heard!

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If you missed the Feb. 16 deadline to register to vote in the Mar. 15 primary election, there's still time to register for the Nov. 8 general election! The registration deadline is Oct. 11.

OhioVotes Trainings in Columbus & Cincinnati

With all the interest in the upcoming Presidential election and the all important role of Ohio in selecting the next president, its’ s time to get Ready Set Vote Ohio. OhioVotes will be offering Nonprofit Voter Engagement Trainings in Columbus on Aug. 1 and in Cincinnati on Aug. 4.

For more information download a printable flyer:

It’s 2016 and Ohio will once again be the focus of the Presidential Election! Be a part of it! Make sure you’re properly registered to vote!

Ohio’s presidential primary election date has changed. Rather than the first Tuesday in March, this year it will be held March 15.

Use the links at the right to check your voter registration status, update your voter registration address and find your local polling location.




Voting in Ohio is easy as 1-2-3!

OhioVOTES and the League of Women Voters Education Fund present the Voting 1-2-3 Series. Click on the links below to get printable leaflets on early voting and identification requirements:

Three Ways to Cast Your Ballot

Voter ID 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.

Click here for information on how Ohioans With a Felony Conviction Can Reclaim Their Right To Vote


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

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

The Ohio has approved online voter registration, but it won't go live until next year, after the 2016 Presidential Election. 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

Register to Vote

For more information on OhioVOTES, call Advocacy Director Cathy Johnston at 614-280-1984 (ext. 125) or email her at


Tuesday, November 8

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).