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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

Register to Vote

Voter Registration Requirements

To vote in Ohio, you must be:

In addition, eligible voters:

In order to vote in any election, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. If you have recently moved to Ohio, you must file a new registration form. As of January 1, 2017 you can register to vote online through the Ohio Secretary of State's website.

If you have changed your address within Ohio and were previously registered to vote, you can update your address online through the Ohio Secretary of State's website:

Registering to Vote

To get a voter registration form:

It is also possible to register and vote in one visit to the Board of Elections from the 35th to the 30th day before Election Day. (This period is the brief overlap between when absentee ballots are issued and when registration closes for the upcoming election.)

To check your current voter registration status, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website (Franklin County voters may visit the Board of Elections website) and supply four items of information: Last Name, Street Name, Zip Code, County. After clicking on the Search button, you should see a list of all registered voters with the specified last name on the specified street. Click on the + sign to the left of a name to expand the listing to show Voter Address, Voter History, Precinct Name, and Polling Location Name and Address. (If you believe you are registered but do not find your name in the database, try using only the first few letters of your first or last name; sometimes errors are made entering voters' names into the system.)

On the day of each general election, the League of Women Voters staffs a Phone Bank at WBNS-10TV to answer voters' questions.

Finding Your Polling Place

If you are already registered to vote and simply need to find your polling place, choose your county below: