Steps to Voting

Whether you are voting in Ohio or another state, here's the information you need.

How to register. 

  • Visit for registration and voting forms for all 50 states.
  • Voting in Ohio? Here are instructions from the Knox County Board of Elections.
  • Avoid common errors. Check your applications against this sample.
  • Watch for registration tables in Peirce at lunchtime and from 4-6 p.m. on Middle Path, weekdays and some weekends through Oct. 2.


Check Your Registration

Plan how you will vote. Meet the deadlines.

Check out Ohio's voting schedule. You have three ways to exercise your right to vote:

Early Voting in Person

  • Where: Knox County Board of Elections in Mount Vernon (104 E. Sugar St.).
  • What to Bring: Photo ID (any document issued by the U.S. government or the State of Ohio.
  • Deadlines: Early voting begins Oct. 5 and ends at 2 p.m. on Nov. 1. Polls open at 8 a.m. Check the schedule for closing times.
  • Transportation: The KAT Shuttle stops a short distance from the Board of Elections at 104 East Sugar Street in Mount Vernon.

Absentee Voting

  • Where: Mail or deliver your ballot to Knox County Board of Elections, 104 East Sugar St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. 
  • Deadlines: Request a ballot as soon as possible, but at least 15 days before the election. Ballot must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 1, or hand delivered by 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.

In-Person on Election Day

  • Where: Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane (behind the Lowry Center and McBride Field).
  • What to Bring: Your government issued photo ID.
  • Deadlines: Polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Get Informed

Learn more about the Board of Elections from board member Adam Gilson, interviewed by Ella Musser-Eizenman '22.

Get Involved

Virtual Events

Hill-to-Hill Panels

Don't miss this series of six virtual alumni panels, sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy and the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read FAQs answered by Knox County Board of Elections member Adam Gilson in an interview conducted by Ella Musher-Eizenman ’22.