OHIO Voter ID Information

Registered Ohio voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide your driver's license number, state ID number or the last four digits of your social security number. If you cannot provide any of these identifiers, you must produce any required ID or documentation at the board of elections office no later than 7 days after Election Day.

Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the board of elections verifies your OH driver’s license or state ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN OHIO

Acceptable IDs at the polling place include:
  • Unexpired OH driver’s license or state ID card
  • Military ID
  • Unexpired photo ID issued by US government or State of Ohio with voter’s name and current address
  • Utility bill (including cell phone)*
  • Bank statement*
  • Government check*
  • Paycheck*
  • Other government document* - federal, state, local (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections)

* original or copy, with the voter’s name and current address and dated within last 12 months

If you do not have any of above IDs, your provisional ballot will count if board of elections verifies your OH driver’s license or state ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Ohio does not accept out of state ID as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

No! Ohio does not accept student ID.

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