Ohio Voter ID Law

Details of Ohio Voter ID Requirements

Ohio Voter ID Requirement

All voters must provide to election officials at the polling place on the day of an election proof of the voter’s identity. Also applies to voters requesting and voting an absentee ballot.

Acceptable Forms of Ohio Voter ID

  • Current and valid photo identification, defined as a document that shows the individual’s name and current address, includes a photograph, includes an expiration date that has not passed, and was issued by the U.S. government or the state of Ohio
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Current government check, paycheck or other government document

Ohio Voters without Voter ID

A voter who has but declines to provide identification may cast a provisional ballot upon providing a social security number or the last four digits of a social security number. A voter who has neither identification nor a social security number may execute an affidavit to that effect and vote a provisional ballot. A voter who declines to sign the affidavit may still vote a provisional ballot.

Voters who cast a provisional ballot because they did not provide acceptable proof of identity must appear in person at the board of elections to provide such proof within the 10 days immediately following Election Day. (see the Ohio Secretary of State’s FAQ on provisional voting)