What are the qualifications to register and vote in Ohio?
You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
1. You are a citizen of the United States;
2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November 8, you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but you cannot vote on issues until you are 18);
3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 consecutive days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
4. You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States;
5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.


You are eligible to vote in elections held in your voting precinct more than 30 consecutive days after you are duly registered to vote in this state; however, you may request an absentee ballot during that period.

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1. Does everyone who wants to vote in Ohio have to be registered to vote here?
2. Am I registered to vote?
3. What are the qualifications to register and vote in Ohio?
4. How do I register to vote?
5. Where do I vote?
6. How can I vote by absentee ballot?
7. What is the application process for obtaining an absentee ballot?
8. What type of ID do I need to bring to the polls?
9. How do I change my political party?
10. Where is your office located?
11. What are your hours? Do you close for lunch?
12. How do I cancel my voter registration?
13. Who are my representatives and how can I reach them?