You must have registered to Vote by October 9, 2006. If you have
any questions about how to register, where to register, or to find
out if you are registered, contact your county
Board of Elections.
NEW VOTING LAWS
- In January, Ohio's General Assembly passed a new election law.
The law requires voters to show one of various forms of identification
before casting a ballot. Remember to bring proof of identity
to the polls when you vote on November 7. You may use:
- current and valid government photo identification card (for
example, driver's license) or
- military ID or
- copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government
check, or government document showing your name and current
Note: You cannot use the notice the Board of Elections
mailed to you.
The Secretary of State's WebPages has information on the New
- A court settlement the week before Election Day yielded these
Absentee ballots can be submitted without ID; and
voters with absolutely no ID, or who refuse to show ID, can
affirm that they are registered voters and vote provisionally.
Provisional ballots are those that are not counted
until after an inspection because of some perceived deficiency
in the voter's eligibility. They are inspected and, if approved,
usually counted days after the regular votes are counted.
Besides new ID requirements, most voters will face new voting
machines when they walk into their polling places.
See a list
of the counties and which Voting Machines they will be using
from the Secretary of State.
Of Southwest Ohio counties, only Butler chose the Diebold touch-screen,
which looks like an ATM machine and has a scrolling paper record
that is visible to the voter. Clermont and Warren counties have
Election Systems & Software optical scan machines. Voters fill in
circles on a paper ballot that is fed through a scanner immediately.
Hamilton County has Hart InterCivic digital scanning machines that
work like the optical scan machines.
Polling place workers are trained to help you identify and correct
specified errors in voting.