Want to vote?

Need to vote?

Have Questions about voting?

We have the answers...

On this page you will find answers to nearly every question you may have about exercising your right to vote.  Just about the only thing you won't find: which candidates or issues the MCDP supports or opposes. You can find that information on the MCDP Campaign HQ page.

The free Mahoning County Votes app puts the power of democracy in the palm of your hand...

To feel the power, download the fee app by scanning the convenient QR code or clicking on the buttons to visit Google Play or the APP Store.


Once you've downloaded and installed Mahoning County Votes you will be able to:


  • Check your  registration status

  • Register to Vote

  • Request absentee ballots

  • View important registration and election dates

  • Determine and obtain Google Map-driven directions to your polling location

  • Download sample ballots

  • Receive notifications and news from the BOE

  • View real-time election results


So feel the power. Make your voice heard.                                   Download the Vote Mahoning County App Today!

Register to Vote

Not registered? We can fix that.

Register here.

Need to update your registration information?

Click here.

Not sure if you’re registered?

Find out here.

Need to know if someone else is registered?

Find out here.

Questions about voter registration? 

We have answers.

Visit VoteOhio.gov for more information about registering and voting.


Want to study the ballot in your

precinct before you vote?  

You can view it here.

Want to change the world from your kitchen table or living room?

Then vote by mail.  

Find everything you need to cast your vote by mail here.

You can cast your ballot early in person at the BOE office, 345 Oakhill Ave. in Youngstown.

Find the early voting schedule here.

Voter ID Requirements

It’s the law: you need current ID to vote. Every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, is required to announce his or her full name and current address and to provide proof of their identity.

Accepted forms of ID include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card issued by the state of Ohio or the United States government, or

  • A military ID, or

  • An original or copy of a current utility bill, or

  • An original or copy of a current bank statement, or 

  • An original or copy of a current government check, or

  • An original or copy of a current paycheck, or

  • An original or copy of a current another type of government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgment notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter's name and address.

Voters who do not provide one of these documents at the precinct will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. Learn more about provisional ballots here.