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Voter Information

  • The next election in Hamilton County is the Tuesday, March 15, 2016, presidential primary election.

    The polls will be open on March 15 from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You must be registered to vote by February 16, 2016 in order to participate in this election. Remember to update any address or name change by this date also!

  • What is a Primary Election? A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before an election for office. This kind of election is necessary if two or more candidates from the same political party are running for the same position. The victor will run in the general election against opposing party candidates.
  • Who can vote in Primary Elections? Any resident who is 18 years of age (or will be 18 as of the general election) and has registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. There is a special ballot for 17 year old voters that includes only the races that carry over to the general election.
  • What about party affiliation? In order to vote for candidates in a primary election you must request a specific party ballot and this affiliates you with that party. There may be issues on the Primary ballot and an elector can request an issues only ballot if he/she does not want to declare a political party and vote for candidates.

  • provides a customized ballot, candidate profiles, Election Information You Need full ballot language information, and, post-election results. Data is supplied by the League of Women Voters, candidates, and the Board of Elections.

  • This How-To Guide (PDF) will help you explore your ballot information at

  • Download the 2016 Ohio Election Calendar (PDF)

Quick Voting Tips for Ohio

  • Remember to bring proof of identity to the polls when you vote. To learn more about acceptable forms of identification, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website
  • The polls are open 6:30 a.m- 7:30 p.m.
  • To find your voting location in Hamilton County go to Vote411 or call the Hamilton County Board of Elections or the League of Women Voters (513-281-8683).
  • You may register at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles office, any municipal building, any branch of the Hamilton County Public Library or at the Hamilton County Board of Elections, 824 Broadway.
  • Voter registration closes 30 days before a General, Primary or Special Election. To inquire about your voter registration or where you vote contact the Hamilton County Board of Elections

Registration and Voting in Ohio

Carrie Davis of LWV Ohio explains how to register to vote or update your voter registration in Ohio. View on YouTube.

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to changeVoter Registration your party, your address, your name? What will happen on Election Day?

  • LWVCA Voting Facts covers information on who may vote, how to register, absentee voting, election day voting and provisional ballots.
  • Recently moved? Update your Ohio Voting address online through Ohio's Secretary of State website here.
  • Online Voter Registration Form from the Hamilton County Board of Elections
  • Click here to find out if you are registered to vote with the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
  • Click here to request an absentee ballot from the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
  • Click here for voter registration information if you live in Warren County.
  • Click here for voter registration information if you live in Butler County.

Informed Voter

Voting in Kentucky

See information from the League of Women Voters of Kentucky

Voting in Indiana

See information from the League of Women Voters of Indiana