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How To Check If You're Registered To Vote In Ohio

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo
Associated Press
The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.

Ohio's next election is scheduled for November 5, 2019. If you want to vote, you need to make sure your name is still on the voter rolls before Monday's registration deadline.

Last month, a total of 194,207 voter registrations were removed from Ohio's voter rolls. This number has been updated to include all counties, even those areas where September elections delayed the election reset.

According to the Ohio Secretary of State, most of these canceled registrations were thought to have belonged to people who died or moved out of state. But some voters who are thought to be inactive (not voted in the last six elections, including primaries) were removed too.

So, if you haven’t voted for a while, you might find your registration was removed for being inactive.

How To Make Sure You Can Vote In November

  1. Make sure you are still on the voter rolls. To do that, you can go to OhioVote.gov, hit  “check my voter registration” then follow the prompts.
  2. If your name shows up as a registered voter, you are good. Just show up at the polls on November 5, or you can vote early by mail or in person at an early voting center.
  3. If your name doesn’t show up as a registered voter on the Secretary of State’s website, you need to register again. Click on “Register to Vote” and follow the instructions.

Do it quickly! The deadline for voter registration for this November’s election is Monday, October 7.
You can drop your registration off at your local Board of Elections or the Secretary of State’s Office by the end of the business day on October 7. You can also mail your registration in as long as it is postmarked on or before October 7.