Address or name changes?


What are my obligations to keep the board of elections informed of address or name changes?


If you are already registered to vote but have moved within Ohio and/or changed your name, you must update your voter registration either by submitting a new voter registration/information update form for your new residence and/or name                                                -or-

in the case of change of address, you can access the Secretary of State's online change of address capability by clicking the icon below:




Ohio’s voter registration application also serves as a change of address and change of name form. A form may be obtained by clicking on the

"voter registration/information update form" link above and printing it.

If your change of name and/or address form is completed properly, the board of elections will update your registration and send you a notice reflecting your new name and/or address. If your form is incomplete, the board will send you a notice of the information necessary to update your registration. If your valid change of name and/or address form is postmarked or received by the voter registration deadline, then you will be eligible to vote a regular (rather than a provisional) ballot at that election.

You may also update your registration during the 28 days immediately before, or on the day of, an election, but this may require you to vote a “provisional ballot”.


NOTE: Your voter registration form for new registration or change of name or address must be postmarked or received by the board of elections or the Secretary of State no later than the voter registration deadline, the 30th day before the election at which you want to vote.


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