Voter ID Requirements

When you vote you'll be asked to show identification.

Ohio law protects your right to vote. State law changed recently to require all voters to show identification at the polling place. At the polls, when you verify your address, pollworkers are trained to accept several different types of identification.

Acceptable forms of I.D. are:

  • Bank statements,

  • Utility bills,

  • Paychecks and

  • Any government-issued document showing your current address.

  • You may also use your Ohio driver's license or Ohio photo I.D. -- even if it shows a previous address.

(Note: You cannot use as proof of identification a notice that the board of elections mailed to you.) If you do not have, or fail or refuse to provide, the required proof of identity, you may cast a provisional ballot.

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