Ohio Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodOnline, by mail, and in person.Absentee ballot applications could be accepted by fax or by email. No Legislative Activity
DeadlineThirty (30) days before election. No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo Change HB 387
Lines 2961 - 2973

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Eliminates no-excuse mail-in voting and allows it only for disability, illness, absence, or unsentenced incarceration.
AutomaticNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineNoon three days before the electionNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDDriver's license number or social security numberNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned by statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineMust be received by ten days after the election.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyFamily memberNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot allowedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
OtherDriver's license number or social security numberNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Cure ProcessUp to 17 days after the election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo Change HB 387
Lines 224 - 243

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Requires expired or unexpired driver's license or state ID card issued by the DMV.

HB 387
Lines 1555 - 1556

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Allows an unexpired passport to be used.
Other OptionsNon-photo ID also allowedNo Change HB 387
Lines 1081 - 1087

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Takes away ability to use out of state ID, military ID, or utility bills.
Provisional BallotsGiven if no IDNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:30 AM to 7:30 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering10 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated continuouslyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath or movingNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity