Register or re-register to vote by filling out this Voter Registration Form. Complete and return to the Summit County Board of Elections at 470 Grant Street, Akron, OH 44311.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that are not answered below, further information may be found at the Summit County Board of Election's website or the Ohio Secretary of State's website (specifically the Voter Services Page), or feel free to call the Summt County Board of Elections at (330) 643-5200.
What is the criteria to vote in Ohio?
- Citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years old on or before the day of the election (17 year olds may vote a candidate ballot during a Primary if they will be 18 at the time of the General Election)
- Resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote
- Not incarcerated (in jail or prison) for a felony conviction (once sentence including probation is completed, voter may re-register)
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court
- You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws
Am I a registered voter?
If you are unsure of your registration status, please use the Summit County Board of Elections website; input your legal first and last name. If you are registered, your name will come up through the search function; however, if there are multiple individuals with the same name check to see that the address matches yours. If you are registered at the wrong location, please re-register to vote today.
Where do I vote on Election Day?
To locate your polling place please utilize the Summit County Board of Elections website, input your address and it will display your polling place and address. Don't forget to take your list of Democrats & vote for them!
When are the polling locations open?
Polling locations throughout all of Ohio are open between 6:30 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. every Election Day.
If I have difficulties filling out my ballot may I ask for assistance?
Any voter may request and utilize assistance. Assistance in filling out a ballot may NOT be done by a candidate whose candidacy is being voted on in that precinct, the voter's employer or an officer or agent of the voter's union. A voter may also be assisted by two poll workers (each of a different political party). Whoever assists a voter is not allowed to disclose any information related to how that individual voted.
What if I mess up my ballot?
That's OK! If you've marked any stray marks on your ballot, it may be construed that you were voting for someone else or two candidates, therefore making your vote invalid. If this happens, ask for another ballot! You will be issued up to three ballots to correct any errors.
How do I vote early?
You can vote early in-person or by mail in the State of Ohio.
To vote in-person often times the Summit County Board of Elections office (BOE) serves as the early vote center. Occasionally, when there is a large turn-out election, early voting may be moved off site. This location may change, so it's best to check with the BOE for the most recent in-person voting location. Don't forget to take your list of Democrats & vote for them!
To vote early by mail, call the BOE to have the application form mailed to you or visit their website to download the form. Fill it out and mail it to the BOE. They will send your ballot right to you! Note that the weight of the ballots change cycle to cycle so the amount of return postage will vary. The BOE will have a note included with your ballot informing you of the current rate.
Do I need an excuse to vote early?
No! Since 2006, Ohioans can vote early in-person or by mail without an excuse.
Do I need to take identification (ID) to vote?
YES. All voters must bring acceptable ID to their polling location in order to verify their identity. Acceptable identification MUST show voter's name and current address which includes any of the following:
- Current and valid photo identification issued by the State of Ohio (excluding a passport)
- Military identification
- Copy of a current (within the past 12 months) utility bill (including cell phone bill)
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Other government document (excluding the voter registration notification mailed by the Board of Elections)