Deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Tuesday, Oct. 9

Deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Tuesday, Oct. 9
Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 14:58:02-04

Are you registered to vote?

In the state of Ohio, you have to be registered to vote by Oct. 9 to vote in the November election. That's one week away.

You can register to vote online, in person or by mail.

In order to register to vote in the state of Ohio you must:

  • be an American citizen.
  • turn 18 years old before the election or on election day.
  • be a resident of Ohio at least 30 days before the election.
  • not be currently incarcerated. If you were previously incarcerated you are allowed to vote but you must register again.    

According to Jon Husted, only 40 percent of registered voters went to the polls and voted during the last midterm election. In 2017, only 30 percent of voters voted during the off-year election. 

Lyft is offering 50 percent off to anyone needing a ride to the polls on Nov. 6. 

To check your registration status or to register, click here. 

Key Dates and Deadlines in Ohio

Mon, Oct. 5: Voter Registration Deadline
Tue, Oct. 6: Early Voting Begins
Sat, Oct. 31: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Mon, Nov. 2: Absentee/Mail-In Postmark by Date
Tues, Nov. 3: In-Person Voting
Fri, Nov. 13: Absentee/Mail-In Delivered By Date