Voting on Election Day

1 Make sure you're registered.
2 Visit your poll loc 6:30am-7:30pm.
3 Present your ID.
4 Mark paper ballot then cast it.
5 Congratulations! You just voted!

Make sure you’re registered to vote.

Visit our Check Registration Status page to make sure you’re registered to vote. If you haven’t updated your Ohio voting address you can still vote on Election Day (see Provisional Voting).

Find your polling location.

Visit our Where to Vote page to find out where to go on Election Day.

Bring an acceptable form of ID.

Acceptable PHOTO ID (must not be expired):

  • Ohio Driver License
  • Ohio State ID card or Ohio State ID Interim Documentation
  • U.S. Passport or passport card
  • U.S. Military ID card
  • Ohio National Guard ID card
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card

A voter presenting an Ohio driver license or Ohio ID card that shows voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address has been updated with the Board and appears in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct.

Voters who do not provide any ONE of these documents at the voting location will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot and appearing at the Board of Elections office within 4 days of Election Day to provide ID.

Mark your ballot then cast it in the Vscan.

Since 2006 Hamilton County has used hand marked paper ballots. After marking their ballot the voter casts the ballot by feeding it into the Vscan. Be sure to wait for the American Flag to appear on the screen The paper ballot is secured in the locked ballot box below.

Vscan Video Tutorial

The Access Writer is available to voters who may have difficulty marking a paper ballot with a pen. This is an electronic ballot marking system with a touch screen, a hand-held controller option, and audio instructions are available. The voter prints out their marked ballot and then casts it into the Vscan.

Access Writer Video Tutorial

Congratulations! You know how it works!