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Voter Identification Requirements

Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card (e.g., driver's license or state ID)
  • A military identification
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the voter’s name and current address.

Note: You cannot use as proof of identification a notice that the board of elections mailed to you. Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a social security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.

For more information on voting in Ohio, go to When You Vote, Take ID or see our information sheet.