Ohio Voting Records online consist of voter registration lists. Indexed collections will be the easiest to search; image-only collections will contain more information.
In the United States voting rights have always come with limitations. In the 1700s and early 1800s, voting rights were restricted primarily to white men who owned property and some states restricted voting rights even further.
During the 1800s voting rights restrictions were gradually reduced and voters didn’t need to own property and, after 1870, race was not a qualification to vote. Some states still restricted voting through poll taxes (a tax paid to vote which affected the less affluent), literacy tests, all-white primaries, and language requirements.
The 1900s saw the greatest expansion of voting rights including:
rights were extended to women (1920)
the Voting Rights Acts to prevent additional prohibitive voting laws (1965)
poll taxes were banned in the U.S. by the Supreme Court (1966)
the right to vote for anyone 18 years old or older (1971)
protection for language minorities (1975)
protection for people with disabilities (1982)
and simplified voter registration (1993).
Voting records may include:
physical description of person
place of birth
citizenship status, if naturalized, date, court
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Ohio Voting Records online
Ohio – Voting Registers – Ohio, Voter Records, 1893-1960, at FS
Allen County – Voting Registers – List of Electors and Voters, 1904-1960, at FS
Ashland County – Voting Registers – 1826 Voters Ashland County, Ohio : First Election Ruggles Township, at FS
Champaign County – Voting Registers – Champaign and Logan Counties, Ohio, Early Voters Lists, at FS
Chillicothe – Voting Registers – Official List of Electors of the City of Chillicothe, Ohio : for the November Election, 1903, and April Election, 1904, at FS
Cuyahoga County – Voting Registers – Ohio, Cuyahoga County Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1880-1950, at FS
Cuyahoga County – Voting Registers – Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Voter Registrations, 1893-1900, at FS
Hamilton County – Genealogy – Census for Cincinnati, Ohio, 1817, and Hamilton County, Ohio, Voters’s Lists 1798 and 1799, at FS
Hamilton County – Voting Registers – Census for Cincinnati, Ohio, 1817, and Hamilton County, Ohio, Voters’s Lists 1798 and 1799, at FS
Liberty Township – Voting Registers – Township Records, 1857-1885, at FS
Logan County – Voting Registers – Champaign and Logan Counties, Ohio, Early Voters Lists, at FS
Mayfield – Voting Registers – Alfred Mewett Papers : St. John’s Church Registers, and Cemetery Lists, at FS
Miami County – Voting Registers – Militia Poll Book, 1863-1865, at FS
Union County – Voting Registers – Ohio, Union County, Voter Registration, 1823-1859, at FS
Union County – Voting Registers – Ohio, Union County, Voting Records, 1944, at FS
Washington County – Voting Registers – Ohio, Washington County, Poll Books, 1803-1955, at FS
Wood County – Voting Registers – Poll Books and Tally Sheets 1821-1873, Wood County, Ohio, at FS