What you need to know about voting in person in Ohio on Election Day

Election day is Tuesday.

With so many issues and candidates on the ballot across Ohio, it’s important for voters to prepare before heading to the polls. So, no matter where you live in the state, here’s what you need to know about voting in person on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

How do I check my Ohio voter registration and polling place?

Before you go to vote, you must first confirm that you are registered and where your polling place is located.

To check your voter registration, visit the voter lookup page of the Ohio Secretary of State’s website. From there, you can enter your name and state, and it will tell you that you are registered to vote in the election.

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The same page will also tell you where your polling place is and what county you live in to vote, or you can use the interactive map available on the Secretary of State’s website.

If you recently registered to vote in the upcoming election, you may have received a letter in the mail with similar information.

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When is Election Day 2023?

Election Day for in-person voters is Nov. 7.

On Election Day, you must cast your ballot at your designated polling station (found on the voter registration page) between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

What ID do I need to bring to vote in person?

To vote, you need to provide valid identification, which includes one of the following:

  • Ohio driver’s license.
  • Ohio state ID card.
  • Temporary ID form issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
  • US passport.
  • US passport card.
  • US military ID card.
  • Ohio National Guard ID card.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs ID card.

All photo identification must contain the following:

  • The expiration date has not yet passed.
  • Photo of the voter.
  • The voter’s name, which must closely match his name as it appears in the voting list or voting book.

What should I know in line?

Instructions for marking and casting your ballot are posted at each polling place. If you have any questions about how to mark or cast your ballot, or if you marked a ballot incorrectly, contact your local election official immediately for instructions before proceeding.

If a voter cannot mark their ballot, or needs help because of a disability, the voter may bring someone to help them, or ask for help from two poll workers from the major political parties.

If you are in line before polls close at 7:30 pm, stay in line. You will still be allowed to vote.

Is it too late to register to vote in Ohio?

The deadline to register to vote in the national election was Oct. 10, which means it is now too late to register for the Nov. 7 election. 2023.