2018 elections

May 8: 2018 Primary Election

Military & Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins March 24

Early In-Person Voting: Begins April 10 and includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day.

Absentee Voting By Mail: Begins April 11

Important dates:
March 24: Military and Overseas Absentee Voting begins (ends May 7)

April 9: Deadline to Register to Vote
April 10: Absentee Voting by Mail begins (ends May 7)
April 10: Early In-Person Voting begins

Early In-Person Voting Hours for April
April 10-13:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 16-20:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 23-27:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 30:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 5: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (Noon)
May 7: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date
Early In-Person Voting Hours for May
May 1 - 4:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

May 5:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

May 6:
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

May 7:
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

May 8: Primary Election: Polls are open from:
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

May 8: Voters are able to drop off absentee ballot at their county board of elections office until 7:30 p.m.

Board Members


Penny Porter (R)
2505 TWP. RD 188
Cardington, Ohio 43315
Office 419 946 4026Home 419-768-2355


Deputy Director ,
Julie Logan (D)
6891 TWP. RD. 45
Mansfield, Ohio 44904
Office 419 946 4026Home 419-362-3400
Terrence L. Sautter (D)
9246 ST. RT. 19
Galion, Ohio 44833

Term Expires 02/28/2019

Board Member,
Geri Park (D)
5771 CO. RD, 187
Cardington, Ohio 43315
419-768-3482Term Expires 02/28/2021


Board Member,
Dan Osborne (R)
5557 CO. RD. 30
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
419-947-3435Term Expires 02/28/2019bar1
Board Member,
W. Timothy Sharrock (R)
578 Grant St
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
419-295-4617Term Expires 02/28/2021


How Do I Declare or Change Political Party Affiliation

When you vote in a primary election, your vote will determine your party affiliation.

On election day, by requesting a political party ballot, the Voter becomes a Registered Democrat or Registered Republican.  Once they have voted that ballot, the party affiliation designation can only be changed by requesting a different party ballot in the next Primary Election.  All voters are initially referred to as No Party until a primary ballot has been cast.

Many voters believe they are already classified as a Democrat or Republican but will be listed as No Party.  After the primary party selection, the voter's record will show whatever ballot they have requested in the Primary Election.  

If the Voter wishes to declare No Party affiliation, their ballot will contain all the same public issues as does the Voter selecting a party ballot, However, they will not have input into Democratic or Republican Party nominations or representatives for that party.  Nor can a voter ask to vote for some Democrats and some Republicans in a primary.  Cross voting can occur during General elections, but not Primaries.