COLUMBUS - Early voting has begun for the November 7 General Election in Ohio. Early voting begins the day after the close of voter registration, and registered voters may cast an early in-person ballot at their county board of elections. Ohio is one of 12 states that allows at least 29 days of early-voting. Ohioans can learn more about the early voting schedule and the hours of county board operations by clicking here.
“Ohioans can be proud of the fact that our state is considered the gold standard for how we administer elections, as we make voting accessible and convenient, while ensuring confidence in the results because they are secure from fraud,” said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. “In Ohio, we make it easy to vote and hard to cheat, and early voting is another feature of our election system that makes voting accessible to every registered voter.”
When Ohioans head to the polls, voters will make their voices heard on two important statewide issues:
- A Self-Executing Amendment Relating to Abortion and Other Reproductive Decisions
- To Commercialize, Regulate, Legalize, and Tax the Adult Use of Cannabis
What you need in heading to the polls
Remember that in December of 2022, the legislature passed House Bill 458 to modernize and strengthen how elections are administered in Ohio.
To further enhance election security and guard against fraud, the new law requires voters to provide an Ohio or federally issued photo identification on Election Day. The photo ID requirement is supported by a vast majority of Ohioans.
Valid types of photo identification include:
- Ohio driver's license
- State of Ohio ID card
- Interim ID form issued by the Ohio BMV
- US passport
- US passport card
- US military ID card
- Ohio National Guard ID card
- US Department of Veterans Affairs ID card
All photo IDs must have an expiration date that has not passed.
As always, the best resource for all election information can be found at VoteOhio.gov.
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