It’s time to vote!

woman casts her vote in a mask

Election Day is tomorrow: Tuesday, Nov. 3! If you haven’t already voted early in-person or by mail, here’s what you need to know to get to the polls and make your voice count:

Vote safely

Follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect yourself and others around you. When going to vote, the CDC recommends that you wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain six feet of distance between yourself and others. Find additional voter safety recommendations here

Know your rights

  • Find information about your rights and responsibilities as a voter in Ohio here.
  • Make sure you’re registered to vote before you show up to the polling location. Check your voter registration status here.
  • You must bring proof of your identity when you cast your vote in Ohio. Learn what counts as proper identification here. If you do not have proper identification but are otherwise eligible to vote, you can still cast a provisional ballot. Learn more here.
  • If you are told you can’t cast your ballot, or if you are concerned about something you see or experience at a polling location, call or text the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at 866-687-8683. Learn more about your rights as a voter here.
  • Find answers to frequently asked questions about voting in Ohio here.
  • Find information for voters with disabilities here.

Know what’s on your ballot

Learn which candidates and issues will be on your ballot using the VOTE411 Voter Guide.

Find additional, local nonpartisan voter information from:

Voting hours

The polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. If you’re in line at the polling station by 7:30 p.m. you CAN cast your vote – polling locations must remain open until everyone in line has cast their ballots. If you are told otherwise, call 866-687-8683.

Please note: if you filled out an absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot, you MUST return that ballot to your county Board of Elections office or ballot drop box; these ballots cannot be returned to your local polling location.

Find a ride to the polls

  • Ride the RTA FREE on Election Day! In partnership with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), we’ve sponsored a fare-free Election Day on Nov. 3. All customers may ride free on the bus, rail and paratransit all day long. The RTA recommends that Paratransit riders schedule their rides in advance through the regular scheduling process. Please remember to wear a mask when on board any vehicle or waiting at a bus stop or station!
  • Famicos Foundation’s Cast in CLE will provide FREE buses running to polling locations throughout the Glenville, Hough and St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods. Learn more here. Call 216-306-CAST or 216-306-2278.
  • Rideshare companies Lyft and Uber are also offering discounted rides on Election Day.
  • Other groups providing rides to the polls include:
    • All Votes Count: 216-801-1101
    • Voter Drive: 216-294-4261

Voting information by county

Cuyahoga County

  • Find your election day polling location on this interactive map from Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
  • Did you already drop off or send in your absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot? Track it here.
  • Do you still need to drop off your absentee ballot? Bring it to the official Board of Elections drop box by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. More information about the drop box is available here.
  • Find more information about voting in Cuyahoga County here. For bilingual voting information, call 216-443-3233.

Geauga County

  • Find your election day polling location here.
  • Did you already drop off or send in your absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot? Track it here.
  • Do you still need to drop off your absentee ballot? Bring it to the official Board of Elections drop box by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. More information about the drop box is available here. 
  • Find more information about voting in Geauga County here.

Lake County

  • Find your election day polling location here.
  • Did you already drop off or send in your absentee (vote-by-mail) ballot? Track it here.
  • Do you still need to drop off your absentee ballot? Bring it to the official Board of Elections drop box by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. More information about the drop box is available here.
  • Find more information about voting in Lake County here.

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