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
Eligibility

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?



Registration

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 MyOhioVote.com and select “Check My Registration”

  2. 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. 

© 2015 by Chillicote-Ross League of Women Voters

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