Butler County Democratic Party
Voter Registration Toolkit for Volunteers
Please note: All completed voter registration forms must be delivered to the Butler County Board of Elections within 10 calendar days of completion. It is legal and acceptable for a volunteer to return requests. Applications may be placed in the dropbox or walked inside and delivered to the clerk.
For full voter resources, please visit VoteOhio.Gov
Eligibility: Who Can Register & Vote in Ohio?
You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:
- You are a citizen of the United States.
- You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.
- You are not incarcerated (in jail or in prison) for a felony conviction.
- You may register & vote if you have completed your sentence
- You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
- You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of election laws.
Voter Registration & Update
To register to vote in Ohio or to update your voting address, you may visit Ohio’s online voter registration system.
The following items are required:
- Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number
- Date of Birth
- Last four digits of your Social Security number
All applications must be printed, signed, and returned to the local board of elections.
Here is a blank printable copy of the voter registration form for volunteers.
Vote By Mail Requests
There are 2 options to request an absentee | vote by mail ballot.
- you can ask your local BOE to mail an application to you
- Print & submit the request form
In addition, here is an accessible option for voters with disabilities.
Important Info for Absentee (vote by mail) Voters:
- Complete the absentee ballot request form
- Print and sign the form
- Mail the request form back to your own county board of elections.
Butler County Board of Elections
1802 Princeton Road, Suite 600
Hamilton, OH 45011
- Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from your county board of elections.
- Return your voted ballot. VOTERS MUST PAY FOR POSTAGE; affix 1-2 stamps.
- If you return your absentee ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than the day before Election Day and received by your county board of elections no later than four days after the election.
- By state law, a postmark does not include a date marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) estimates that it may take two to five days for your voted absentee ballot to be delivered to your board of elections by mail.
- If you return your ballot to the board in person, or if a near relative* delivers it for you, the board of elections must receive your ballot no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
- If you do not vote your absentee ballot and instead decide to go to your assigned polling place on Election Day, you must vote a provisional ballot.
*Near relative includes the voter’s spouse or the voter’s father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece.
Photo ID Required to Vote in Person
As of 2023, there are new voter identification requirements. All voters must have a valid and current state-issued photo ID. Further information linked here.
Election & Voting Information
To look up a voter’s polling place, click here.
To learn more about early in-person voting hours at the Butler County BOE, click here.