Ready for Election 2020? Register to vote by October 5



January 31: Military and Overseas Absentee Voting begins


February 18: Deadline to Register to Vote (BOEs open until 9:00 p.m.)

February 19-21: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (February 19 – Absentee Voting by Mail & Early In-Person Voting begins)

February 24-28: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


March 2-6: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 7: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

March 9-13: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

March 14: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot)

March 15: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March 16: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date)

March 17: Primary Election Day –  Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Voters are able to drop off absentee ballot at their county board of elections office until 7:30 p.m.)*

Find My Polling Place
Voting Schedule
Voter ID Requirements
Find My Board of Elections
Find My Member of Congress
Find My State Legislators
Become A Poll Worker

Sign up to be an Ohio Votes Partner, Volunteer, or Host Site

This year, Ohio Votes will have ample opportunities to get involved in nonpartisan voter outreach. Sign up to participate in 2020 nonpartisan voter outreach activities, including serving as a:

  • Partner Organization with Ohio Votes
  • Host Site for National Voter Registration Week of Action (September 20-26)
  • Individual volunteer – either a voting advocate or volunteer driver (opportunities will be available throughout the year)

Together, we can make sure our most underserved communities’ voices are heard. If you’re interested in joining our efforts, please register to participate and look out for future updates and action items. More information about each role can be found on the registration page.

Want to help LEAD the effort to REGISTER AND MOBILIZE underserved Ohio voters?

The 2020 Nonpartisan Ohio Voter Outreach Committee is led by the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, a coalition of nonpartisan statewide organizations which advocates for voting rights, ballot access, and general voter empowerment. Participants in the Outreach Committee include faith communities, regional and statewide advocacy groups, the League of Women Voters, Ohio Votes, Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio, Poor People’s Campaign, All Voting is Local and more. Our goal is to work together to be greater than the sum of our parts and minimize duplicative outreach efforts.

Subcommittees include:

Steering Committee

  • National Voter Registration Week of Action (Sept 20-26)
  • Minority Vote
  • Disability Vote
  • Transportation to Polls
  • Disability-Transportation Joint Committee
  • Voting & the Census
  • Voter Education
  • Voter Registration
  • Voter Protection

Find more information about the subcommittees on the sign-up page.

Year-round Nonpartisan Voting Programming & Assistance

  • “Every Vote Matters” Voter Engagement Campaign – UU Justice Ohio will be leading a statewide voter engagement campaign with events throughout the year. Contact Joan VanBecelaere at with questions or concerns

  • Engaging Food Banks – We will continue to engage with food banks and other direct service organizations. If you are looking to engage with food banks directly, reach out to NICK BATES, HUNGER NETWORK IN OHIO at with questions or concerns.

  • Voting in Jails – We’re in need of volunteers to both join existing jail voting programs and also help start new ones. If you’re interested, feel free to contact me directly! CHYNNA BALDWIN, ALL VOTING IS LOCAL – Contact her at with questions or concerns

  • Voting is Social Work – Are you or someone at your organization a social worker? Learn how voting can be incorporated into your practice or outreach efforts. Contact STEPHEN DAVID, OSU COLLEGE OF SOCIAL with questions or concerns

  • Engaging Affordable Housing Developments – We continue to connect with housing providers to connect residents with resources and opportunities to register to vote. If you are interested in starting or continuing your program, please reach out to MARIA BRUNO, COHHIO (OHIO VOTES) at with questions or concerns

More information about

Ohio VOTES is COHHIO’s year-round, statewide, nonpartisan initiative to build civic engagement in Ohio’s low-income communities. Ohio VOTES works with housing providers, health centers, community centers, food pantries, homeless programs, and other nonprofits to help the people they serve exercise their right to vote and stay engaged in the civic debate.

Through voter education, leadership training, empowerment programming, coalition building, and providing voting resources including rides to the polls, Ohio VOTES activates Ohio voters who often go ignored by traditional political campaigning. By engaging them on issues that matter most to their own community and providing tools and resources, Ohio VOTES empowers residents and low-income communities to be their own advocates.

Contact for more information.