A PRIMARY SPECIAL WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 At the usual places of holding elections throughout the County.
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- What Will I Be Voting On? Click on “Search to see your ballot” below. Enter your name, click on submit, verify that is your current address and then click on the “Sample Ballots” link. You will see a screen with your precinct information. Choose to view a ballot.)
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In Person Absentee Begins Tue. April 4, 2017
Absentee Voting – In Person At The Board of Elections
Hours for absentee voting (Click to view Secretary of State Calendar):
Weeks One, Two and Three of Voting (beginning with the day after the close of registration for the election)
- 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
Week Four of Voting
- 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
- 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Saturday before Election Day
- 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday before Election Day
Week of Election Day
- 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Monday before Election Day
Absentee Voting – By Mail
Your application to receive a ballot must be received by mail no later than Saturday April 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon. For more information on Absentee voting click here. Request your absentee ballot by clicking here.
Requested Ballots will be sent out the day after the registration deadline.
- Enter your name and click on “submit”.
- Click on “print absentee request”.
- Type in the required information.
- Print, sign and date the form.
- Mail the form to our office.
- You’re done!
Absentee Voting For Overseas Citizens / Military (Uniformed)
Ballots will be sent out beginning 45 days prior to the election. Your application to receive a ballot must be received no later than noon the Saturday before the election. For more information on Overseas Citizens and Military voting click here.
- Register, request a ballot or track your ballot at Federal Voting and Assistance Program website.(fvap.gov/ohio).
- Complete a Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot by downloading the fillable pdf here.
Deadline for new registrations or registration updates is Monday, April 3, 2017
Check Your Registration
Voters can easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, online. You may also contact your county boards of elections to check your registration and polling location. Already Registered? Update your registered address online.
Have a name change?
- Note: You cannot use the “Register to Vote or Update Your Voting Information Online” function to change your name. In order to change your name use the “Download a Paper Voter Registration Form (PDF)” link
- You will need to fill out a paper registration form and return it to the Board of Elections at 204 N. Main, Lima OH 45801 (map it!)
- You can download a blank form at www.MyOhioVote.com
- Or you may pick up a voter registration form at a number of other places, including public libraries, public high schools, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations and the Department of Job and Family Services. For a complete list of locations, visit www.MyOhioVote.com.
Your properly completed voter registration form must be postmarked by the 30th day before the election in order to vote.
Requirements, places of registration and answers to frequent questions can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
All Polling Locations will be open.
Polls are open 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct and get other important voting information by clicking here.