Registering to Vote in Ohio
The voter registration deadline for the May 5, 2015 Primary election is April 6th. To be eligible to vote in the upcoming election, your voter registration form must be postmarked no later than April 6th, 2015.
voter registration forms.
You are qualified to vote if:
* You are a citizen of the United States
* You are at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. If you will be 18 on or before
November 3, you may vote in the primary election for candidates only, but not on issues.
* You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election.
* You register to vote at least 30 days before the election.
How is residence determined?
By law your residence is the place to which, whenever you are absent, you have the intent to return. If you continuously reside outside of Ohio for period of four years or more, you are not a resident of this state for voter registration purposes, except if you are absent from Ohio because of federal or state government employment, including military service. Leaving for temporary purposes, such as school attendance, does not result in a change of residence for voting purposes, unless you register in the area where you are currently residing.
Can a student vote from his/her school address?
Yes, if the student regards that place as his/her residence and registers to vote. Otherwise, the student must vote in his/her home community if registered.
Does everyone have to be registered?
Yes, except for members of the armed forces serving on active duty. Their spouses and dependents are also exempt if they left Ohio to be near the service member.
Where can I register?
* At any county board of elections or the Secretary of State’s office.
* At branch registration offices or locations established by a board of elections.
* At any public high school or vocational school.
* At the office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
* At offices of designated agencies which provide public assistance or disability programs.
* Public libraries.
* By mail. You may request a registration form from a board of elections or the Secretary of State’s office by mail,
telephone, in person or by having another person obtain it for you. After completing the form, return it to the
board of elections or Secretary of State’s office by mail.
Mailed registration forms sent to a county board of election or the Secretary of State’s office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.
Registration forms not mailed in must be received by a board of elections, the Secretary of State’s office, public high school or vocational school, public library, office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles, county treasurer’s office or designated agencies 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.
For information on where to vote, see the Logan County webpage