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Registration Readiness


According to Ohio’s county boards of elections, the registrations listed in the database have been inactive for a period of at least four years pursuant to the NCOA process and failed to respond to notices mailed since 2017. In order to maintain accurate and secure voter rolls, and in accordance with both federal and state law, if a voter does not update their registration, engage in voter activity, or vote in any election in 2021, county boards of elections are required to remove their registration from the rolls.


Registrations found via the searchable database may be cancelled after the November 2, 2021 General Election unless one of the following actions is taken:

  • Vote in any election in 2021; and/or
  • Engage in voter activity, such as registering to vote, updating or confirming an address with a board of elections or the BMV, submitting an absentee ballot application, or signing a candidate or issue petition that is verified by a board of elections.
  • Confirm or update your voter registration, either online at, by mail, or in-person.

This searchable database is part of an effort to make sure every eligible Ohioan who appears on this list will remain registered.

If your registration is cancelled after the November 2, 2021 General Election, you may register again at any time if you are still eligible to vote in Ohio. If you have questions about this list, please visit our FAQ or contact your county board of elections at

Note: Each county board of elections was required to populate and submit this data to the Secretary of State’s Office pursuant to Directive 2021-16. As of June 25, 2021, this list contains data from all county boards of elections. This data is current as of the date it was generated and depicts the inactive registrations submitted to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. The boards of elections generated this data no earlier than June 21, 2021 and no later than June 25, 2021.

This published list of data is static. However, registrations that engage in voter activity after the date their respective board of elections generated this list, as stated above, will be moved to active status in the boards of elections’ voter registration database before any cancellations occur.  Please note that activity will not appear on this published list.

Following the November 2, 2021 General Election, this list will be replaced with the final list of registrations that neither voted, engaged in voter activity or updated or confirmed their voter registration.

To be clear, the list will not be continuously updated to reflect renewed registrations. However, once your registration has been renewed and processed by your county board of elections, the county board will ensure you will not be removed from the voter rolls. For questions about the status of your registration, please contact your county board of elections at