Vote on Election Day

The polls are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Bring Acceptable Identification

Name and current address must match your voter registration record.

You only need to provide one (1) of the acceptable forms of ID listed below.

Acceptable Photo Identification

These must show your name and have a valid expiration date

Woman voting at a polling location with a DS200 voting machine

Ohio Driver License/Ohio Interim Documentation
State of Ohio or Federal Government photo ID
Ohio Concealed Weapons ID

A voter presenting an Ohio driver license or Ohio ID card that shows voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address has been updated with the Board and appears in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct.

Acceptable Documents as Identification

Documents must show your name, current address, and be dated within 12 months.

Utility Bill
Bank Statement
Government Check
Payroll Check
Government Document
Military ID Issued by Department of Defense

Voters who do not provide any ONE of these documents at the precinct will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot and providing the last four digits of their social security number or appearing at the Board Office within 7 days of Election Day to provide ID.

Invalid Identification

Ohio law prohibits the following forms of ID to be accepted:

Driver license or photo identification card issued by a state other than Ohio
Social Security Card
Birth certificate, unless voter still lives at the house where he or she resided at birth, and the birth certificate contains that home address, in which case this is acceptable as an "other government document"
Insurance card
Any notice received from the county Board of Elections

More information on valid forms of identification

What is a Provisional Ballot?

A provisional ballot is used to record a vote if a voter’s eligibility is in question. The most common reasons for someone to vote provisionally is because they did not update their current address, they did not bring ID to the polls, or they may have requested an Absentee ballot.

The voter is given their precinct ballot to vote but it is cast ‘provisionally’ until election officials at the Board can verify the voter’s eligibility to vote in the particular precinct in that election. All validly cast provisional ballots are counted in the Official Count of each election.

Download the Provisional Ballot Notice (Form 12-H) Learn more about Provisional Voting

Your Voter Information

  • Your city, ward, and precinct
  • Current polling location
  • Sample ballot for your precinct
  • What districts you live in
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