Voter Alert: Ohio's Primary Election is May 8 - Are You Ready?

March 30, 2018 / voting

This is an important election year in Ohio, with many statewide and local offices up for grabs. Ohio's Primary Election is May 8, when we'll vote on important ballot initiatives and determine which candidates will be on the ballot in November.

Make sure you are ready to vote!

1. Register to Vote! The deadline to register is Monday, April 9.

You can now register to vote online with an Ohio driver's license or state ID and the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you prefer to fill out a paper form, many public offices, including your local board of elections, bureau of motor vehicles or public library, will have registration forms. You can also download a voter registration form online, fill it out, sign it and mail it to your county board of elections

2. Check your registration.

It is a good idea to check your registration and make sure that the information is correct. Visit Ohio Secretary of State's Check Your Voter Registration page and select your county.

It is very important to check your registration if you have not voted in the past four years. If so, you may no longer be registered to vote.

3. Make sure your address is correct

It is very important that your address is accurate on your voter registration. If you see that the address listed is not right, you will need to update it. If you have an Ohio driver's license or state ID, you can update your registration online.

If you do not have an Ohio driver's license or state ID, you can download a form and submit it to your county board of elections.

Have questions?

You can contact Disability Rights Ohio at 614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181; (TTY) 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542. You can also fill out an intake form on our website. We will do our best to help you answer your questions and connect you to resources.


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