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Ohio Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

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Ohioans needing to register to vote for the May 4th Primary, have a deadline fast approaching.

The deadline is April 5th for anyone that has never voted, had a name change or change of address.

If you are already registered to vote but have moved within Ohio and/or changed your name, you must update your voter registration by submitting a new voter registration form.

Ohio’s voter registration form also serves as a change of address and change of name form. It can be submitted through the mail or in person. For change of address purposes only, all Ohio voters also have the option of using the Secretary of State‚Äôs Online Change of Address System at www.VoteOhio.gov. Here, you can also check your voter registration and find other important voting information.

If your change of name and/or address form is completed properly, the board of elections will update your registration and send you a notice reflecting your new name and/or address. If your form is incomplete, the board will send you a notice of the information necessary to update your registration. If your valid change of name and/or address form is received or postmarked by the voter registration deadline, then you will be eligible to vote a regular (rather than a provisional) ballot at that election.

You may also update your registration during the 28 days immediately before, or on the day of, an election, but this may require you to vote a provisional ballot. For more information about provisional ballots, click here.

If you are already registered to vote but have changed your name after the voter registration deadline, you may appear at your polling location on Election Day, provide proof of legal name change, complete SOS-prescribed form 10-L and cast a regular ballot.

You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election.

Upcoming voter registration deadlines:

  • April 5, 2021 for the May 4, 2021 Primary and Special Election
  • July 5, 2021 for the August 3, 2021 Special Election
  • October 4, 2021 for the November 2, 2021 General Election

If you register or update your information after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.

For more information on voter registration, here is a link to the Ohio Secretary of State Question/Answer page. CLICK HERE: