Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is required, non-photo ID is accepted. Voters who don’t show an ID can cast a provisional ballot if they provide their Driver’s license Number, State Identification Number, or last 4 digits of their Social Security Number. The Voter must return with the ID within 7 days for their ballot to be counted.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Ohio voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can use the application form provided by the Secretary of State or their county Board of Elections. The application must be mailed at least 3 days before the election or handed in 1 day before the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Ohio ranks 30th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Ohio Congressional Delegation

Ohio State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Ohio had higher voter turnout than the overall United States for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size