How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Ohio

Ohio has semi-open primaries

Ohioans registered as a republican cannot vote for Bernie Sanders!

Register By

February 18 (2020)

Primary On

March 17 (2020)

Ohio Primary: Tue, March 17

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Ohio and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

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 registered as a republican cannot vote for Bernie Sanders!

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

You must be registered by Tue, February 18.

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

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 6:30AM – 7:30PM

Find your polling place here:

Id Requirement

Yes. All voters must bring acceptable identification to the polls in order to verify their identity

Voter Workplace Protection

Voters get paid, “reasonable” time off to vote. Only salaried employees are paid.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Ohio! Ohioans can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 17 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Ohio begins February 19 and ends on March 16.

You can request an absentee ballot for the 2020 primary as early as December 18th, 2019

In Ohio, voters have many options to vote. Starting the day after the close of voter registration, all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county.

Find your county board of elections offices and early voting centers here!

More info on absentee voting can be found here!

Only 17?

You may still vote in Ohio's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

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 supporters like you! Sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign to find opportunities to help the campaign directly.

Bernie wants 1,000,000 volunteers, and it's up to us to make that happen.

Volunteer for Bernie

Bernie continues to fund his campaign from small donations from people like us. Show your support by donating to the campaign!

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Bernie needs you in Ohio!

Check out the Official Ohio 2020 Election Calendar Here!


If you have more questions call the Official Ohio Voter Hotline at:

1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)