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ALL voters are required to present one of the following IDs to vote a regular ballot:
a. Current and Valid Ohio Driver’s License; or
b. Current and Valid Ohio State ID Card issued by the Secretary of State;
  • The above IDs are Current if the expiration date has not passed.
  • The above IDs are Valid EVEN IF they do not list your current address and the address on the poll book.
  • (NOTE: this exception does not apply during Early Voting.)

    OR

    A copy or original of One of the following containing your NAME and CURRENT address, provided it was issued within the last year:
    a. Utility bill (including a cell phone bill); or
    b. Bank Statement; or
    c. Paycheck; or
    d. Government Check; or
    e. Federal Photo ID; or
    f. Military Identification showing your name and current address
    (NOTE: most military IDs do not include an address); or
    g. Other Government Document, (including from a public college of university- provided the current address is printed on the ID)
    (NOTE: a “Notice of Election or Notice of Voter Registration” mailed by the Board of Elections IS NOT an acceptable form of ID)


    All voters are required to provide one of these forms of identification to VOTE EARLY IN PERSON or BY MAIL:
    a. Current and Valid Ohio Drivers License; or
    b. Current and Valid Ohio State ID Card; or

    (The ID is current if the expiration date has not passed as of November 4, 2008)

    The Following IDs are Acceptable for Early Vote Only (NOTE: NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ELECTION DAY)
    c. Ohio Driver’s License Number; or
    d. Ohio State ID Card Number. The ID number is the 8 digit number that is located on the left side of the identification card and begins with 2 letters and is followed by 6 numbers; or
    e. Last 4 digits of Social Security Number

    OR

    A copy or original of ONE of the following containing your NAME and CURRENT Address, provided it was issued within the last year;
    a. Utility bill (including a cell phone bill); or
    b. Bank Statement; or
    c. Paycheck; or
    d. Government Check; or
    e. Federal Photo ID; or
    f. Military Identification showing your name and current address
    (NOTE: most military IDs do not include an address); or
    g. Other Government Document, (including from a public college of university- provided the current address is printed on the ID)
    (NOTE: a “Notice of Election or Notice of Voter Registration” mailed by the Board of Elections IS NOT an acceptable form of ID)




    Utility Bill

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

    Bank Statement

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

    Paycheck

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

    Government Check

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

    Other Government Document

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

    Military Identification

    SOS DIRECTIVE NO. 2007-06

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