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 identification with you when you go to vote. Acceptable forms of identification include:
    • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card 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
    • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed
    • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address
    • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address
    • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address
    • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address
    • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.
  • If you have ever been convicted of a felony, you are on probation or parole, or have completed your sentence.

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