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Where do I vote?

You vote in the precinct in which you reside on Election Day. When you register or update your registration you will receive a postcard indicating the polling place serving your precinct.  You can also find your precinct and polling place by selecting the Am I Registered or Polling Place Locator tabs on the home page of this site.

Do I need to provide identification when I go to vote?

You must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity.  Identification may include a current and valid photo identification, a military identification that shows your name and current address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than a notification from the Board of Elections, that shows your name and current address. 

If you do not provide one of these documents, you will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of your social security number and by casting a provisional ballot.  If you do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a social security number, you will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to your identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.

May a college student vote from his/her school address?

Yes, if the student establishes the college as his/her place of residence and registers to vote. Otherwise, the student must vote in his/her home county, if registered there.  Refer to the Absentee Voting page for more information.

Can a 17 year old vote?

Yes.  Any registered voter who will be 18 years of age on or before the November General Election can vote in that yearís Primary on candidates only.

How do I vote?

Jefferson County uses a digital scan voting system. You will vote on a paper ballot then feed the ballot into a scanner.  If you have not used this type of system before, an election official will answer any questions you might have when you go to vote.

May a voter receive assistance in voting?

A voter with a physical or mental disability or who is unable to read or write may be assisted by anyone of the voterís choice, except a candidate whose name appears on the ballot in that precinct, an employer or his/her agent, or an officer or agent of the voterís union.  The voter may be assisted by two poll workers of opposite political parties.  No one who assists a voter may disclose any information about how that person voted.

How do I establish which political party I am affiliated with?

Under Ohio law, an elector affiliates with a political party by voting in that partyís primary election.  You do not register a political party preference when registering to vote.  Your current party affiliation does not determine which party ballot you may take in a primary election.

May I vote on ballot issues in a Primary Election without declaring my party affiliation?

Yes. You may vote on questions and issues appearing on the ballot without voting for candidates of a political party by requesting an issues only ballot.

Information provided on this page is provided by the County Board of Elections and is their property and is copyrighted by Jefferson County.

Information believed accurate but not guaranteed. The Board of Elections disclaims liability for any errors or omissions.