Presidential Primary Date: March 19, 2024
Open or Closed: Semi-open
How to Vote in the Primary: Register to Vote and Update Your Registration - Ohio Secretary of State (ohiosos.gov)
Ohio has semi-open primaries. Voters become affiliated with a political party by choosing to vote in that party’s primary. Voters declare or change their affiliation by choosing a party’s primary ballot.
DO I DECLARE MY POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION WHEN I REGISTER?
No. Under Ohio election law, you declare your political party affiliation by requesting the ballot of a political party in a partisan primary election.
If you do not desire to affiliate with a political party in Ohio, you are considered to be an unaffiliated voter. An unaffiliated voter does not vote the ballot of a political party in a primary election. However, an unaffiliated voter may vote the Official Questions & Issues Ballot, if there is one for the voter's precinct at the election.