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Voter Services

"For the people, by the people" requires the people!

The primary goal of the League of Women Voters is to engage citizens in the political process and encourage them to vote, not just during the presidental elections, but in annual state and local elections as well. 


To that end, the League works to make voting accessible to all citizens, and empower them with the confidence to vote.

Voting Information

Am I eligible to vote?

If you’ve never broken the law and if you can say YES to all of these questions, you can vote.


  • I am a citizen of the United States

  • On election day, I will be at least 18 years old

  • I am resident of Ohio (and have been for the 30 days preceding election)


What if I’ve broken a law in the past?

If you can answer NO to all of the following questions, you can still vote!


  • Are you currently in jail or in prison for a FELONY conviction?

  • Has a probate court declared you incompetent for voting purposes?

  • Did you violate election laws and have your voting privileges revoked?


Before you Register

The Ohio BMV offers to register voters when they renew their license,
so if you have a current license or state ID, you may already be registered. 


There are TWO ways to check your registration status:

  1. Visit and select “Check My Registration”

  2. Call or visit the county Board of Elections at 

    • Online at 

    • In the phone book go to the “Government Pages” (near the front of the book)
      and find the “County Government” section.


How to Register

You can print a form from the web or pick up AND TURN IN your voter
registration form at any of the following offices:

  • Any county board of elections

  • Ohio Secretary of State’s office

  • BMV or Deputy Registrars

  • Department of Job and Family Services

  • Department of Health (including WIC)

  • Department of Mental Health

  • Department of Developmental Disabilities

  • Rehabilitation Services Commission

  • Any state-assisted college or university that provides assistance to disabled students;

  • Any county treasurer’s office

  • Any vocational or public high school 

  • Any public library


You MUST turn in a physical form to one of the above locations at least 30 days before the date of the election. For name changes, a new voter registration form must be completed and turned in. To make a change to your address, visit 

Myths and Facts


MYTH: Convicted felons can’t vote

FACT: Voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of sentence. Those on probation and/or parole may also register.


MYTH: I have to vote on Election day

FACT: You can turn in or mail an absentee ballot to the Board of Elections during the 28 days before Election Day. 



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