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    Voter Registration

    1. What are the voter registration qualifications?
    2. Where can I register?
    3. What identification do I need to register to vote?Can I use a nickname when I register to vote?
    4. How do I update my registration if I moved or changed my name?
    5. Can I register to vote if I am homeless?

    1. What are the voter registration qualifications?

    You are qualified to vote if:

    • You must be a United States Citizen;
    • At least 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election. If you will be 18 on or before the day of the General Election, you may vote in the Primary Election for candidates only, but not on the issues;
    • A resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election;
    • You must register to vote at least 30 days before the election.

     

    2. Where can I register?

    You may register to vote:

    • At the Montgomery County Board of Elections or the Secretary of State's office.
    • At any Branch Registration Agency.
    • At any public high school or vocational school.
    • At any office of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
    • At any office of designated agencies which provide public assistance or disability programs.
    • At any public libraries.
    • At the County Treasurers' offices.
    • By mail.

     
    3. What identification do I need to register to vote?

    None. You do not need to show any proof to register to vote. You sign an oath attesting to the accuracy of all information given.

    4. Can I use a nickname when I register to vote?

    No. You should use your legal name just as you would for any legal document.

    5. How do I update my registration if I moved or changed my name?

    If you are registered and move within the state or same county or change your name you may request a registration form from the Board of Elections or the Secretary of State's office by mail, telephone or in person.

    You may also complete a notice of change in voting status and file it with the court when you apply for a marriage license or when your name is changed by court order.

    Mailed forms sent to the Board of Elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.

    All other registration forms must be received by the Board of Elections or any branch registration agency 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.

    6. Can I register to vote if I am homeless?

    Yes. You will be registered in the precinct where you have mail delivered. You may register with your address as the place you intend to return.