With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting has started in Ohio!

You have until November 2, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

Can you early vote by mail?

  • For the November 3, 2020 election, every registered voter will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.
  • Any registered Ohio voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
  • For the November 3, 2020 election, all county board of election offices will have absentee ballot drop off boxes.

What about on election day?

ID requirements

Ohio voters must provide their Ohio driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

In order to register to vote in Ohio, you must meet these requirements:

  • be a citizen of the United States.
  • be at least 18 years old by the next general election
  • be a resident of Ohio for the 30 days before Election Day
  • not be incarcerated for a felony conviction. If you have been convicted of violating Ohio's election laws three or more times, you must receive a pardon in order to be eligible to vote.
  • not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court

Can I register online?

Ohio voters must include their Ohio driver's license number or state ID number and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

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