You are qualified to vote if:
You are a citizen of the United States.
You are at least 18 years old on or before the day
of the election. If you will be 18 on or
before the election, you may vote in the primary election for
candidates, but not on issues.
You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30
days before the election.
You register to vote at least 30 days before the
How do I register to vote?
You may register to vote at one of the following
Office of the Erie County Board of Elections.
Any Public Library.
Any Public High School or Vocational School.
Any Office of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Any offices of designated agencies which provide
public assistance or disability programs.
Or call the Erie County Board of Elections at
419-627-7601 and ask that a Voter Registration Form be mailed to you.
Complete the form and return to the Erie County Board of Elections office.
What if I have changed my address or name?
If you are already registered to vote in Erie County
and have changed your address or changed your name, you must update your
voter registration. You do this by submitting a new
Form to the Board of Elections. You may also update your voter
registration at any of the locations listed above.
What address may I list as my residence?
Ohio law establishes your residence as the place to
which, whenever you are absent, you have the intent to return. A post office
box or a business address is not an acceptable address for your residence.
Can a college student vote from their school address?
Yes, if the student establishes that place as their
residence and registers to vote. Otherwise, the student must vote in their
home county where they are registered to vote.
Do I declare my political party affiliation when I
register to vote?
No. Under Ohio law, a person's political party
affiliation is determined by the party ballot they choose to vote in a
partisan Primary Election.
Where do I vote?
You will receive a postcard/ID card assigning you to
the polling location designated to serve the precinct in which you reside.
If you are in doubt as to the location of this polling place, call the Erie
County Board of Elections at 419-627-7601. Polling locations are open from
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
May I vote on ballot issues in a primary without declaring
Yes. You may vote on questions and issues appearing on
the ballot without voting for candidates of a political party by asking for
an issues only ballot when you go to your polling place to vote.