Recent Voting Updates

Ohio has joined the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which has software that will allow Secretary of State Husted to send voter registration reminders to around 2 million Ohioans. These mailing will be sent to those who are either not registered to vote or need to update their registration.
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The Ohio Legislature passed a bill that will allow online voter registration beginning in 2017. However, voters will need an Ohio driver’s license or a state ID to use this service. For the upcoming 2016 election, Ohio voters cannot register online, but they can continue to update their registration address online at sos.state.oh.us, and for Cuyahoga County voters at boe.cuyahogacounty.us.
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Ohio has portable voter registration, meaning that a voter registered anywhere in the state is eligible to vote even if they don’t update their address before the registration deadline. Ohio voters can update their address at the same time as they vote, and will simply have to cast a provisional ballot.
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by Megan Shanklin