DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — If you haven’t voted in elections yet this year, you may not be aware of a new Ohio law involving voter identification.
House Bill 458 was enacted in early 2023, making several changes to the way Ohioans vote. One of the big differences involves specific forms of identification when voting in Ohio.
Before the bill passed, birth certificates, social security cards, bills, bank statements and government checks were accepted means of identification when showing up at the polls. But now, photo IDs are the only valid form of identification.
Voters must bring an Ohio driver’s license or state-issued ID with them in order to be eligible to vote. A U.S. passport or a military ID are also valid identification.
Polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Find your local polling place and see what is on your ballot here.
Need a ride? The Greater Dayton RTA is offering free rides to the polls on Election Day. Click here for details.