The right to vote is one of the foundations of democracy. Exercising that right is vital to creating a nation where everyone feels as though their voice has been heard.
Election Day is an incredibly important day on the American calendar. In recognition of that significance, voters can consider these tips to prepare so they can exercise their right to vote as efficiently as possible.
• Make sure you’re registered to vote. Voters who know they are not registered can visit www.olvr.ohiosos.gov to register.
• Find your polling place. Voters cannot simply vote at any polling place. Each voter is assigned a polling place, and that place is generally within close proximity to a voter’s home. Voters who received sample ballots in the mail also can check those ballots to see if their polling place is listed. Also in Summit County visit www.boe.ohio.gov/summit/.
• A Voter ID is required. Acceptable forms are: an unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state ID card, military ID, photo ID issued by the U.S. government or the state of Ohio that contains your name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed, current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document
• Study your sample ballot. Sample ballots can help voters familiarize themselves with candidates in local and national elections.
Individuals who still have questions about what to expect on Election Day can visit USA.gov/election-day to speak with a live USA.gov agent.