Voter Eligibility Rules

Make sure all of the following are true before casting your vote:

  • You are a citizen.
  • You are at least 18 years old.
    • You can vote in a year’s primary election if you will be 18 by the time of that year’s general election.
  • You have resided in Ohio for at least 30 days.
  • You have valid photo identification with you when you go to vote. Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
    • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license. state identification card, or interim ID form issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct
    • A military identification, such as a military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card
    • A US passport or US passport card
    • Note that all photo identifications must include a photograph of the voter, the voter’s name, and an expiration date that has not passed. Photo identifications with your former address are acceptable, provided that your current address is in the pollbook when you go to vote.
  • If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you are on probation or parole, or have completed your sentence.

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