League of Women Voters
Making Democracy Work!
"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.
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:
Visit MyOhioVote.com and select “Check My Registration”
Call or visit the county Board of Elections at
Online at MyOhioVote.com
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 MyOhioVote.com
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.
OPTIONS TO REGISTER TO VOTE:
ELECTION INFORMATION YOU NEED: