Those interested in voting in the March 17 Ohio primary election must register by Tuesday. Registered voters who moved in the past 30 days must update their addresses with the Board of Elections in the county where they live.

Many locations where residents may register to vote will be closed Monday for Presidents Day, Lorain County Board of Elections Director Paul Adams said. However, the board will be open from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, he said.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will also remain open until 9 p.m. that day.

Registration also can be completed online before midnight Tuesday at


To vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and an Ohio resident for 30 days prior to the election. Those who will be 18 on or before the Nov. 3 general election may register to vote for candidates only in the primary. There are a few exceptions and they can be found here:

Information to have when you register:

Your Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number. You will be asked to verify your name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security number.

Where to register:

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Lorain County Board of Elections, 1985 N. Ridge Road, Lorain

Most local library branches and public and private high schools also register eligible voters.

Mail: Call the Board of Elections for a voter registration card to be mailed to you. Complete the form and mail it back to the Board of Elections. Note: Time is tight to use this option for the primary.

Not sure if you are still registered?

Cuyahoga County residents, check here:

Lorain County residents, check here:

Questions about registration?

Cuyahoga County: 216-443-VOTE (8683)

Lorain County: 440-326-5901

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