What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in Ohio state and local elections?

In order to vote under Ohio law, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least eighteen (18) years of age on the date of the general election, and a resident of Ohio for at least thirty (30) days prior to the election. You are not permitted to vote under Ohio law if you are incarcerated for a felony conviction. Additionally, you cannot vote in the state of Ohio if you have been determined to be incompetent by a probate court. Finally, you are not allowed to vote under Ohio law if you have been involved permanently disenfranchised for violation of election laws.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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