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How to register to vote in Ohio -- deadline is Oct. 9

The ads have started, campaigns are heating up and we are getting closer to the November election.

Ohio voters will be choosing a new governor, statewide leaders, members of Congress and the General Assembly as well as county offices. There is also a state issue on the ballot as well as hundreds of tax levies and school issues.

Related: Dayton to host first governor debate at UD

You have until Oct. 9 to register to vote. You can register to vote online, in person at your county board of elections or by mail.

Online

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Click here to register to vote online.

If you need to change your address or update your voter registration information, click here.

By Mail

Access Ohio’s Voter Registration form by clicking here.

You also may ask a county board of elections or the Secretary of State’s office to mail a voter registration form to you.

RELATED: Sign up for our Ohio Politics newsletter

In Person

You may obtain a voter registration form, and register to vote in person at any of the following locations:

  • The office of the Secretary of State;
  • The office of any of the 88 county boards of elections;
  • The office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles;
  • Public libraries;
  • Public high schools or vocational schools;
  • County treasurers’ offices; or
  • Offices of designated agencies, including:
    • The Department of Job and Family Services;
    • The Department of Health (including the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program);
    • The Department of Mental Health;
    • The Department of Developmental Disabilities;
    • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; or
    • The office of any state-assisted college or university responsible for providing assistance to students with disabilities.

When you have completed your voter registration form, please review it carefully for completeness and accuracy. You may either personally deliver, or send by U.S. Mail, your voter registration form to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State’s office. You, or another person acting on your behalf, also may deliver your application to one of the offices listed above, but you should ensure your application reaches the office of a board of elections or the Secretary of State no later than the voter registration deadline, the 30th day before the election at which you want to vote.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dayton hosting first governor debate 

Questions: What questions do you have for the governor candidates? Send them to us on our Ohio Politics Facebook page or email them to votersguide@coxinc.com 

How to watch: You can watch the Sept. 19 debate with Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray live at 7 p.m. on WHIO-TV Channel 7. You can also stream it on our newspaper web site.

Listen live: Listen to the debate on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO then stick around for a live post-debate show starting at 8 p.m.

Post debate recap: Watch a special debate post-show on WHIO.com and DaytonDailyNews.com Sept. 19 starting at 8 p.m.

In the paper: Each day this week we will take a look at where DeWine and Cordray stand on the issues that matter to you.

Stay informed: Sign up for our Ohio Politics newsletter. 

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