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

April
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

May
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

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

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Deputy Director ,
Julie Logan (D)
6891 TWP. RD. 45
Mansfield, Ohio 44904
Office 419 946 4026Home 419-362-3400
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Chairman,
Terrence L. Sautter (D)
9246 ST. RT. 19
Galion, Ohio 44833
419-468-9810

Term Expires 02/28/2019

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

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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

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Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • A military identification;
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.

For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.   “Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.    “Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.  “Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio. 

Provisional ballots: If you do not have any of the above forms of identification you may provide either your Ohio driver’s license or state identification number (which begins with two letters followed by six numbers) or the last four digits of your Social Security number and cast a provisional ballot. Once the information is reviewed and verified by the board of elections, your ballot will be counted.

If you do not provide one of the above documents or your driver’s license/state identification number or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the precinct, you will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. However, in order for that ballot to be counted, you must return to the board of elections no later than seven days following Election Day to provide a qualifying form of identification.