Tuesday is voter registration deadline for primary

Staff Report

The registration deadline for the Ohio primary election is Tuesday.

Voters must be registered by Feb. 18 to vote in the primary election on March 17. Ohio residents may obtain a voter registration form and register to vote in person at 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.

According to the website of the Ohio Secretary of State, when you have completed your voter registration form you can 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.

Voters can also register online by visiting https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/ with an Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number, Name, Date of Birth, Address, and Last four digits of your Social Security number.

Additionally, the registration date for the Nov. 3 primary election is Oct. 5.

Staff Report