You are qualified to vote if:
You are a
citizen of the United States.
at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general
be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before
the election in which you want to vote.
not incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction.
not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate
not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I register to vote?
board of elections or the secretary of state’s office.
registration offices or locations established by the board of
Any public high
Any bureau of
motor vehicles office.
designated agencies which provide public assistance or
By mail. You
can print the voter registration form and mail it to the Clark
county board of elections at: P.O. Box 1766, Springfield, Ohio
45501. This form must have an original signature.
Print Voter Registration Form
How is residency determined?
By law, your
residence is the place to which, whenever you are absent, you have
the intent to return. If you continuously reside outside of Ohio for
a period of four years or more, you are not a resident of
this state for voter registration purposes, except if you are absent
from Ohio because of federal or state government employment,
including military service. Leaving for temporary purposes, such as
school attendance, does not result in change of residence for voting
purposes, unless you register in the area
Do I declare my politics when I register?
No. Under Ohio law,
your party affiliation is determined by the ballot you vote in a
Can a student vote from his/her school address?
Yes, if the student
regards that place as his/her residence and registers to vote.
Otherwise the student must vote in his/her home community or by
if he/she is registered there.
Print voter registration form
What if I move or change my name?
If you are now
registered and move within the state or the same county or changed
your name, you must report the change to the board of elections by
completing a voter registration at the locations stated above, by
mail, or online using the link below:
Change Your Address Online
If you do not report
the change by the 30th day before an election, please
read “exceptions” below.
if you have
moved within Clark County, you should vote at the polling place for
your new address.
If you change your
name and/or move from one precinct to another in your county, you
may report the change and vote by appearing at the board of
elections during the absentee voting period, or on election day you
may go to the polling place in the precinct in which you reside, or
go to the board of elections office.
Pursuant to O.R.C 149.45, a peace officer, parole officer,
prosecuting attorney, assistant prosecuting attorney, correctional
employee, youth services employee, firefighter, EMT, or investigator
of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation may
request a public office to redact their residential address from
records made available to the public on the internet. Requests for
redaction must be submitted on the Ohio Attorney General's Request
to Redact Address form.
Please click here to download the form.
If you have
any questions, please call 937-521-2120