Voter Registration in Ohio
Did you know that you can register to vote―or change your voter information―at any deputy registrar's branch of the BMV?
Well, you can. In fact, the voter registration program began in 1994. It's simple to register or update your information, but there are some rules and regulations. After all, we are talking about voting.
For starters, you must possess either a valid driver, motorcycle, or commercial driver license, or state identification card.
Then, you must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the general election. If you will be 18 on or before the general election, you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but not on the issues.
- Be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election.
- Register to vote in Ohio at least 30 days immediately before the election.
- Must not be in prison for a felony conviction under the laws of the United States, Ohio, or any other state.
- Must not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
If you meet these qualifications, then you may fill out a voter registration form, given to you at your local deputy registrar's branch.
For more information on the voting process in Ohio, visit the official state Voter Information Guide website.
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