Use VOTE411

Vote 411

Please Note: LWVOA has NOT entered local candidate information into Vote411 for the Primary election. Vote411 will be useful or other information however. You may view a sample ballot at the Lorain County Board of Elections site.

Enter your address to find your polling place, create your personalized voters' guide and find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  1. see everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.

Voter Registration Requirements

To vote in Ohio, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  •  At least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election (17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the date of the general election may vote in the primary election for candidates only);
  •  A resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election; and
  •  Registered to vote at least 30 days before the election.

In addition, eligible voters:

  •  Are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction;
  •  Have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a court;and
  •  Have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.

In order to vote in any election, you must be registered to vote at least 30 days before the election. If you have recently moved to Ohio, you must file a new registration form.

As of January 1, 2017 you can register to vote online through the Ohio Secretary of State's website. If you have changed your address within Ohio and were previously registered to vote, you can update your address online through the Ohio Secretary of State's website.

Registering to Vote

To get a voter registration form:

  • Register to vote through an online form at the Ohio Secretary of State's website.Voting is People Power
  • Pick up a hard copy voter registration form at your local library, high school, city or county clerk’s office, or public assistance office.
  • Request a hard copy voter registration form over the phone from your county Board of Elections. 
  • Download a form now (.pdf).
  • Military and overseas voters have a new tool available.

To check your current voter registration status, visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website.