You can vote in the primary election if you are 17!
As long as you will be 18 on or before the general election on November 3rd this year. Just remember – in the primary election, you can only vote for candidates, not issues or committees.
In Ohio’s primary election, you are required to choose a party.
If you choose Democrat, you will only see Democratic candidates on your ballot. If you choose Republican, all candidates listed will be in the Republican Party. The same goes for Independent, Green, or other party options.
Choose wisely! The party you choose to vote for is the candidate you want to win.
You don’t have to vote at the poll!
You can vote by mail or even vote early at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on 2925 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115.
In Ohio, you MUST have a government-issued photo ID. Your school badge won’t get you in.
If you don’t have your ID, you’ll need a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check with YOUR name and current address. Your parents’ name doesn’t count.