Resources for Voters
Don’t forget to vote November 8, 2016
VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS
On Election Day, you must present (1) a driver’s license, (2) a state ID, or (3) a copy of one of the following that shows your current address: utility bill, bank statement, pay stub, government check, or government document.
Acceptable ID includes any of the following:
Ohio is a no-fault absentee state—you do not need to give a reason for voting absentee. Your application to get an absentee ballot must include either your Ohio driver’s license number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, or a copy of a form of identification that would be accepted at the polls on Election Day.
Blank applications are available on the website of the Secretary of State. If you mail it in, your application must be received by the county director of elections by noon on the third day before the election; if you deliver your application in person you must do so prior to the close of business the day before the election.
Your ballot must be delivered to the director of elections by the close of the polls on Election Day. If you return your ballot by mail, it will be accepted up to ten days after the election, as long as it is signed or postmarked before Election Day. Neither your application nor your ballot needs to be witnessed.
Visit here for resources for students voting absentee outside of Ohio.