How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Ohio

Ohio has semi-open primaries

Ohioans do not declare a party when registering to vote, but registration is required.

Register By

February 16 (Tuesday)

Register to vote by: February 16, 2016

Primary On

March 15 (Tuesday)

Ohio Primary: March 15, 2016

Note: You'll need to request a democratic ballot at the primary to vote for Bernie.

Ohio Voter Information

Get Registered

Ohio has semi-open primaries — Ohioans do not declare a party when registering to vote, but registration is required.

Ohio does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Register to vote now!

You must be registered by February 16, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Find your local primary polling location here and cast your vote on March 15th!

Note: You must request a Democratic ballot if you want to vote for Bernie. If you voted Republican in the previous election, the poll worker will automatically give you a Republican ballot, unless you specifically request the Democratic ballot.

Ensure your ballot is correct before entering the voting machine.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Ohio! Ohioans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 15 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Ohio begins February 17 and ends on March 14.

Vote early in-person or even by mail!

Fill out this form, then bring it to your county board of elections or mail it in. It must be postmarked no later than March 14th.

Only 17?

You may still vote in Ohio's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Ohio you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/OhioForSanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!