Mover's Guide: Ohio
Elections Division: 877-889-6446
I moved from the address at which I am registered. What should I do?
I moved from another state.
If you moved from out of state, you are only eligible to vote if you submitted your registration at least 30 days before the election and are a resident of Ohio for the thirty days prior to the day of the election. But under federal law, if you move within thirty days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
I moved within Ohio.
If you moved within the state, you must either fill out a change of residence form or a new registration form to update your registration. You may do this on the day of the election at your new polling site or board of elections, but you will have to vote a provisional ballot in that election.
The election is right around the corner and I never updated my registration from my previous address. What should I do?
Many registered Ohio voters who move are still entitled to cast a ballot that will be counted — even if they did not notify the appropriate election official about the move before Election Day.
Scenario One: New Address, but Same Polling Place
If you moved to a new address that is covered by the same polling place as your old address, you can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after signing a notice of change of residence and showing identification with your name and current address. 
Scenario Two: New Address in Same County but New Polling Place
If you moved to a new address that is within the same county but with a different polling place, you are entitled to vote a provisional ballot at your new polling place, the county board of elections office, or at a location designated by the county board of elections. You need to sign a change of address form and attest that you have moved, have voted a provisional ballot, and will not attempt to vote at another location. You must cast your provisional ballot at the correct polling place for your new address for your vote to be counted.
Scenario Three: New Address in New County
If you moved to a new address that is in a different county, you are entitled to vote a provisional ballot at the board of elections office for your new county, or at a site designated by the board of elections. You need to sign a change of address form and attest that you have moved, have voted a provisional ballot, and will not attempt to vote at another location. You must cast their provisional ballots in the correct polling place for your new address for your vote to be counted.
> Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3503.16(A) (West 2010); see also Ohio Secretary of State, Voter Registration, http://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voterInformation/regToVote.aspx (last visited June 4, 2010).