General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5
Early Voting: Starting the day after the close of voter registration, all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in-person at their county board of elections or an early voting center designated by the county.
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 30th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.
Ohio Congressional Delegation
Ohio State Legislature
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