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. 

MAKE YOUR MARK IN JULY! Join us in July for one of our "Make your Mark" trainings, where you'll learn how to increase nonpartisan voter engagement and at the same time, strengthen your nonprofit and your community!

 

 

Voting in 2014 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:

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

VOTER ID REQUIRED TO VOTE

3 WAYS TO CAST YOUR BALLOT

  VOTING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

HOW EX-FELONS CAN RECLAIM THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE

SUMMARY OF ELECTION LAW CHANGES 2014

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.

About absentee ballots and early in-person voting

About provisional ballots and voting on Election Day

About Identification Required on Election Day

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

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 cathyjohnston@cohhio.org.


2014 GENERAL ELECTION:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day Voting Hours:
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For Advocacy updates on elections and voting, click here.

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).