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Prepare to Vote in the Ohio May 3 Primary

Election season is here, with the Ohio May 3 primary quickly approaching! We know that this year has been particularly tough with ongoing redistricting news and uncertainty over the primary. While things are still pending, it is especially important for us advocates to help voters and clear up any confusion there may be with correct and updated information.

The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition remains committed to providing voters with accurate information so that all Ohio voters can have their vote counted and their voices heard at the ballot box. That’s why we want to give you a voter checklist to make sure you are prepared to vote in the May 3 primary.


Be registered to vote


Be ready to vote


Make a plan to vote


Know your voting rights

  • If you are in line when polls are supposed to close, stay in line — you have the right to vote.

  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.

  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.

  • If your citizenship, criminal record, or other qualifications are questioned, immediately call the Election Protection Hotline where trained volunteers are available to help.

  • If you run into any problems or have questions before or on Election Day, call the Election Protection hotline. Save these numbers in your phone!

    • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683

    • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682

    • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287

    • Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese: 1-888-API-VOTE / 1-888-274-8683


Help ensure every vote is counted

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