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No employer, his officer or agent, shall discharge or threaten to discharge an elector for taking a reasonable amount of time to vote on election day; or require or order an elector to accompany him to a voting place upon such day; or refuse to permit such elector to serve as an election official on any registration or election day; or indirectly use any force or restraint or threaten to inflict any injury, harm, or loss; or in any other manner practice intimidation in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting for or against any person or question or issue submitted to the voters.

2014 Important Events Calendar

February 2014 Dates
February 4th special election dayFebruary 4, 2014
Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - 4pmFebruary 5, 2014
May 2014 Dates
Ballot Request at 12pmMay 3, 2014 -
Independent Filing deadline for General Election - 4pmMay 5, 2014
Congressional PrimaryMay 6, 2014
Ballot ReturnMay 16, 2014
October 2014 Dates
Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 4 general electionOctober 6, 2014
November 2014 Dates
Applications for absentee ballots for Nov. 4 general election to be mailed must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election).November 1, 2014 -
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Ballot ReturnNovember 14, 2014 -

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use voterlookup.sos.state.oh.us to check your voter registration and/or find your voting precinct and polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Ohio: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:30 AM-7:30 PM

    On Election Day, you must cast your ballot in your precinct at your designated polling place between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. If you do not know where your designated precinct or polling place is located, please contact your county board of elections or click here to search for your polling place online.

    Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls

    • Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, to announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of the voter's identity.

    The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on an Election Day include:

    • A current and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the United States government; or
    • A military identification ("military ID"); or
    • An original or copy of a current utility bill; or
    • An original or copy of a current bank statement; or
    • An original or copy of a current government check; or
    • An original or copy of a current paycheck; or
    • An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter's name and current address.

    A voter presenting an Ohio driver's license that shows the voter's former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter's current residential address is printed in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct. Voters who do not provide one of these documents at the precinct will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a Social Security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation statement swearing to the voter's identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.

    For Voter I.D. purposes "current" means the document was issued on a date within one year immediately preceding the date of the election at which the voter seeks to vote, or has on it an expiration date which has not passed as of the date of the election in which the voter seeks to vote.

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