As an Ohio voter, you have three options to vote.

You can vote early at your local Board of Elections until August 6—a valid photo ID is needed. See early voting times.

You can vote on election day, August 8, from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at your polling location—a valid photo ID is needed. Find your polling location.

You can vote by mail, no photo ID required. Request your ballot here to get started.

Make sure you have the correct ID

A checklist of valid IDs needed to vote early and in-person in Ohio. Accepted IDs include an Ohio photo ID (unexpired driver's license or state ID), U.S.- or Ohio-issued military ID card (with name and photo), and U.S. passport. Unaccepted forms include a student ID, utility or cellphone bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, and government document (from Social Security or Ohio Jobs and Family services.) Note that address on ID does not have to match the voter registration address.

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Ohio photo ID
  • U.S. or Ohio issued military ID card
  • U.S. passport

Unacceptable forms of ID:

  • Student ID
  • Utility or cell phone bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Government document

For more information on voter ID requirements, visit the Secretary of State’s voter ID requirements page.

For help getting an ID, contact Vote Riders.

Have a voter information event coming up? Request a speaker from the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition Speakers Bureau.