Eligibility

You must be registered to vote in Ohio if you wish to vote here. The qualifications you must have to be able to register and vote in Ohio are as follows:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You will be 18 years old on the day of or before the date of the general election. (If you will be 18 before the general election but not before the the primary election, you can still vote in the primary election. However, you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18.)
  • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election.
  • You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of Ohio, another state, or the United States.
  • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
  • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violating election laws.

You are eligible to vote in elections held in your voting precinct 30 days after you are registered to vote in Ohio. You can request an absentee ballot during that 30 day period to vote. For more information, go to the website of the Ohio Secretary of State.

To check your Portage County Voter Registration, go to Portage County Voter Lookup.

Go to the Ohio Secretary of State's web site to check your Voter Registration in any other Ohio County.

To see if your state does online voter registration, to fill out a voter registration form online or to learn what the registration deadline for your state is, go to either: VOTE.ORG or VOTE411.ORG.