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2016 Ohio Voter Questions & Answers

For the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Election Day, check out the League of Women Voters of Ohio Voter Q&A Series and share with your friends on Facebook.

Your Questions:

  • I was purged, can I still vote? (updated with 10/19 & 10/25 SOS directives)
  • How do I know that Ohio's election is secure?
  • Where do I vote?
  • What's on my ballot?
  • What types of voter ID are accepted?
  • What should I know on Election Day?
  • I need help! (lists Election Protection hotline numbers)
  • How do I vote by mail?
  • Can I vote if I am in the hospital on Election Day?
  • Election calendar (dates/times for voting)
  • Dates/times for early voting

Voter Information

  • The next election in Hamilton County is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

    The polls will be open on November 8 from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You must be registered to vote by October 11, 2016 in order to participate in this election. Remember to update any address or name change by this date also!

  • Vote411.org provides a customized ballot, candidate profiles, Vote411.org 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 Vote411.org How-To Guide (PDF) will help you explore your ballot information at Vote411.org.

  • Download the 2016 Ohio Election Calendar (PDF)


Quick Voting Tips for Ohio

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  • 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

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