Voting/Voter Guide

Voting/Voter Guide

Voter Guide

Click here to view the Summit County voter guide.



As a citizen of the United States, it is your right and duty to vote. The future of our democracy is shaped by those who exercise this right and fulfill this duty. Thus, it is imperative that you know how to register to vote, become informed about the choices you will make, and know when, where and how to vote. Voting laws vary from state to state. Our Voter Information page contains information on the registration and voting processes for Ohio, and specifically, Summit County. You also will find links to information sources focused on current issues and candidates.


What are the qualifications to register to vote in Ohio?

    • You are a citizen of the United States;
    • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election;
    • You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 consecutive days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
    • You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States;
    • You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
    • You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violating the election laws.

How can I register to vote?

    • Online (click here
    • Mail in downloadable Ohio Voter Registration Application (click here
    • In person at the Summit County Board of Elections, 470 Grant St., Akron, Ohio 44311 (open weekdays from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)

How can I update my registration or check to be sure I am registered?

    • Click here to verify your registration 
    • If you are already registered to vote in Ohio, but have moved within Ohio and/or changed your name, you must update your voter registration by submitting a new voter registration form or change of address form for your new residence


What’s on my ballot?

Click here to get your personalized ballot

How can I find out more about the issues and candidates?

Click below for information:


Where is my polling place?

Click here to find your polling place

What is an acceptable form of ID?

    • Ohio driver’s license or state ID card with your name and photo. The card must be current (not expired), but it can have an old address.
    • U.S. Military ID with your name and photo (address not required).
    • Unexpired government ID with your name, current address, and photo. Student ID is not accepted.
    • Original or copy of one of the following documents with your name and current address: utility bill (including cell phone bill), bank or financial advisor statement, pay stub, government check, or other government document. Must be dated within the last year.
    • If you do not have any of the above, you may use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, but you will have to vote a provisional ballot. It will be counted so long as the number matches your voter registration.

How can I vote early or by mail?

You can vote early in person or by mail. Click here for more information.
For more questions and answers on eligibility and residency requirements in Ohio go to the Ohio Secretary of State

Enter your address to find your polling place, create your personalized voters' guide and find everything you need to vote! With your personalized guide, you will:

  1. see everything that will be on your ballot,
  2. compare candidates' positions side-by-side,
  3. print out a personalized ballot with your choices to take with you on Election Day.

Are you a military or overseas voter?