Here’s what you need to know to vote in Ohio (with COVID-19 impacts).

The Secretary of State and Ohio’s counties are collaborating to ensure that voting happens on Tuesday even with changes required by the response to the COVID-19 virus.


Early Voting Is Open Now Until Tuesday

Due to the unpredictable events, it may be smart to get your voting done now if you can. You can vote at your convenience––right now, probably––at an early vote center.

Friday, March 13, 8am-7pm
Saturday, March 14, 8am-4pm
Sunday, March 15, 1pm-5pm
Monday, March 16 8am-2pm

In all but three counties in Ohio, you can vote at the board of elections.

These three counties have separate facilities for early voting:

  • Lucas County, Ohio Means Jobs Building, 1301 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43604 
  • Miami County, Hobart Center for County Government, 510 West Water Street, Troy OH 45373
  • Summit County, Board of Election Early Vote Center, 500 Grant Street, OH 44311 

Day-Of Voting on Tuesday, March 17 – Confirm Your Polling Location (where you vote)

Your polling location may have changed. Confirm your voting location before you leave your home. Find your voting location.

Voting is open from 6:30am until 7:30pm. 

Know Your Rights

  • If you experience trouble voting, call the National Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE
  • You CAN vote in Ohio if you have a felony on your record (and are no longer incarcerated), on probation or on parole 
  • If you experience trouble with your identification or records due to recent name changes, you are still entitled to vote via a provisional ballot
  • Poll workers can check our tips here for how to accommodate transgender voters
  • If you continue to experience challenges that cannot be resolved, please contact our legal clinic at 855-LGBT-LAW or file an intake here