Your Options for Voting

Voting on Election Day

  • Polls are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • You must cast your ballot at your designated polling place.
  • If you do not know the location of your precinct or polling place, please contact us or use the Voter Look Up Tool
  • Remember to bring an acceptable form of identification to the polls on Election Day

Absentee Voting by Mail

If you are a qualified Ohio voter and your registration is up to date, you are eligible to cast an absentee ballot.

  • Absentee voting begins the day after the close of voter registration
  • You must request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you no later than noon on the Saturday before an election, though you should request an absentee ballot as early as possible to have time to receive, vote and return your ballot.

Early In-Person Absentee Voting

Starting the day after the close of voter registration, you may cast your absentee ballot in person at the board of elections.

Common Reasons for Voting a Provisional Ballot

Any of the following scenarios would require you to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day.  For a complete list, visit

  • You are not registered to vote or did not update your address at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • You are unable or decline to provide an acceptable form of identification.
  • You already requested an absentee ballot for that election.

The content of a provisional ballot is the same as a regular ballot but it is cast "provisionally" until election officials can verify your eligibility to vote.

If you cast a provisional ballot and did not provide an acceptable form of identification, you must appear in person at the board of elections within seven days immediately following Election Day with your ID for your ballot to be counted.