It's National Voter Registration Day, which in Ohio means you have two weeks to register to vote for the November election (you know, the midterms that you keep hearing about.)
Control of the U.S. Congress is up for grabs, with Democrats hoping to regain the majority in the House of Representatives and maybe even the Senate and Republicans fighting to prevent that very change. Plus you will get to vote for the all-important statewide offices: the governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor and treasurer. You can see who is running for which office in Ohio here.
Here's what you need to know about registering to vote via the Ohio Secretary of State's Office:
Where to register
Online: You can now register online and change your address (if you are already registered). Just go here.
By mail: You can also do it by mail. Get the voter registration document to do so and more information here.
In person: If you'd rather do it in person, you can do that too. You can do so by heading to any of the following places:The office of any of the 88 county boards of elections The office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Public libraries Public high schools or vocational schools
For a complete list (because there are more places where you can register to vote) go here.
Need to check your registration?
Not sure if you registered or want to check your address? You can do that here. You will also find info on your polling place there, view a sample ballot and track your ballot (if you vote absentee).
What's the deadline?
Oct. 9 Early voting starts Oct. 10. Get times and dates for early voting here.
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