VRM in the States: Ohio
Ohio currently has online voter registration, portability, and electronic pollbooks.
April 13, 2018
Advances in Voter Registration Modernization
- Online Voter Registration: Ohio launched online voter registration through the Secretary of State’s office in 2017. Eligible citizens with a state driver’s license or non-driver ID can use the system to register to vote and update their registration information.
- Portability: Registered voters who move to a new precinct within the state without updating their registration can cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. For the provisional ballot to count, those who move within their county must cast their ballot either at their new polling place or at a location designated by the local board of elections, while those who move to a new county must cast their ballot at a location designated by the local board of elections. Registered voters who move within the same precinct can complete a change of address form at their polling place and cast a regular ballot.
- Electronic Pollbooks: Ohio authorizes the use of e-pollbooks at the county level.