2018 elections

November 6, 2018 General Election

Military & Overseas Absentee Voting: Begins September 22

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

Absentee Voting By Mail: Begins October 10

Important dates:

October 9th: Deadline to Register to Vote

November 3rd: Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (Noon)
November 5th: Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date

November 6th: Election Day
Polls Open 6:30 AM-7:30 PM

Early In-Person Voting Hours for 2018 General Election

October 10th-October 26th 8AM-5PM

October 27th 8AM-4PM

October 29th-November 2nd 8AM-7PM

November 3rd 8AM-4PM
November 4th 1PM-5PM
November 5th 8AM-2PM

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.