Important dates for 2013.
- April 8, 2013 - Voter Registration ends for the May 7th Primary/Special Election
- October 7, 2013 - Voter Registration ends for the November 5th General Election
Download a voter registration form Once you open the file, print it, fill out form, sign it and mail it to the Board.
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You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements, updated per HB 3:
You are a citizen of the United States.
You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election.
You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
You register to vote at least 30 days before the election.
You are not incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction.
You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
You have not been permanently disfranchised for violations of the election laws.
How is residence determined?
- By law your residence is the place to which, whenever you are absent, you have the intent to return. Leaving for temporary purposes, such as military service or school attendance, does not result in a change of residence for voting purposes, unless you register in the area where you are currently residing.
Can a student vote from his/her school address?
- Yes, if the student regards that place as his/her residence and registers to vote. Otherwise, the student must vote in his/her home community if registered.
Does everyone have to be registered?
- Yes, except for members of the armed forces serving on active duty. Their spouses and dependents are also exempt if they left Ohio to be near the service member.
How can I register?
Mailed registration forms sent to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.
Registration forms not mailed in must be received by a board of elections, the Secretary of State's office, office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles or designated agencies 30 days before an election to be valid for the election. You will be notified by mail, from the Board of Elections, of your new polling place.
Do I declare my politics when I register?
- No. Under Ohio law, the ballot you vote in a primary election determines your party affiliation.
What if I change my address or name?
If you are now registered and move within the state or same county or change your name, you must report the change to the board of elections. You may report the change:
Mailed forms sent to a county board of elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid for the election.
Forms not mailed in must be received by the board of elections, the Secretary of State's office, office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles or designated agencies 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.
- If you change your name, move within your precinct or move from one precinct to another in Stark County, you may report the change and vote by appearing at the board of elections during the absentee voting period; or on election day you may go to the polling place for the precinct in which you reside, or the board of elections.
- If you move to another county within Ohio or to another state, you may cancel your voter registration within Stark County, by completing the 10-A, Voter Registration Cancellation Request. Download form here. Once you open the file fill it out(online), print it, sign it and mail it to the Board.
If you have questions regarding:
- Where to vote?
- Your ward and precinct?
- Your currently recorded political party affiliation?
Please call the Board of Elections at 330-451-7017
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