Denison University strives to educate and inspire its students to become active citizens of a democratic society. Participation in civic life through voting in local, statewide, and national elections is a crucial component of active citizenship. Toward this end, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to become registered voters and to exercise their right to vote.
Any questions about voting can be sent via DM to @duvotes on Instagram or emailed to email@example.com. You can also visit the CLIC Office on the 3rd floor of Slayter Hall.
New Ohio Voting Laws
Students who wish to vote in person in Ohio will need a valid Ohio ID. They will need one of the following:
- Ohio Driver’s License
- Ohio State Issued ID
- Military ID
Students can no longer use a utility bill as a form of identification for in-person voting. Students can vote absentee/vote by mail in the state of Ohio or continue to vote in one’s previous state by having the ballot sent to their mailbox at Denison. DU Votes and Alford Community Leadership and Involvement Center (CLIC) can assist students with requesting their absentee ballot, answer questions regarding how to mail the ballot, and make sure students know the deadlines for voting.
Voter Registration Information
If you have established residency in another municipality or state, you may vote by absentee ballot in that state. It is illegal for a person to register and vote from two different addresses.
Denison Voter Registration Portal
You can use this voter registration portal to register with your Denison residence hall address in the state of Ohio or to register in any other state: Denison Voter Registration Portal
Register to Vote in Another State
Here is where you can find voter registration details for your state: State Voting Requirements and Information.
Registering to Vote in Ohio
You can register to vote or update your information for Licking County:
Requirements to Vote in Other States and Territories
- Additional information on voting ID requirements for all 50 states and the territories.
Requirements to Vote in Ohio
To register to vote in Ohio, you must provide one of the following:
- Your Ohio Driver’s License Number
- The last four digits of your Social Security Number
Once You Vote In-Person
If you are registered to vote in Ohio, you must provide a valid form of identification at the polling location. You can use any form of identification from this list:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card.
- A passport
- Military identification.
- Other forms of valid identification in Ohio.
Anyone may vote by Absentee Ballot if they will not be available on election day to vote in-person. You do not need a specific reason to vote Absentee, and you can decide to do so even if you will be available to vote in-person.
This process requires requesting an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you via mail before the election and is followed by mailing your completed ballot to your Board of Elections or Secretary of State by election day.
To find your polling place, use the Polling Place Locator for your State.