Upcoming Elections

2022 Primary Election: May 3

2022 Special Election: August 2nd

2022 General Election: November 8th

Election Rules

Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before Election Day in-person, online, or by mail,

Early Voting: Early voting runs from 28 days before the election until 2pm the day before the election at the county board of elections or an early voting center designated by the county. Early voting for the May 3rd primary runs from April 5 – May 2.

Ohio’s Safe at Home program allows survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, rape, or sexual battery to obtain confidential voter registration and absentee ballots without disclosing their address. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons upon their release from incarceration.

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 24th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Ohio Congressional Delegation

3 of Ohio’s 16 members of Congress are women, and none of its Senators.

Ohio State Legislature

41 members of the Ohio General Assembly are women, 8 are in the State Senate, and 33 are in the Sate House.

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