A PRIMARY ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY,  March 15, 2016 At the usual places of holding elections throughout the County.

Required Notices

See My Ballot For This Election

What Candidates & Issues will I be voting on?

2016 Filing Deadlines, Term Commencing Dates, Elected Offices

Current List of Elected Officials
Elected Officials (CSV File)

In Person Absentee Begins Wed. February 17, 2016

Absentee Voting – In Person At The Board of Elections

Hours for absentee voting (Click to view Secretary of State Calendar):

Week 1 – 2 of voting

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)

Week 3 of voting

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday

Week 4 

  • 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

Week of Election

  • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday before Election Day
  • 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday before Election Day 

Absentee Voting – By Mail

Your application to receive a ballot must be received by mail no later than Saturday March 12, 2016 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.

  1. Enter your name and click on “submit”.
  2. Click on “print absentee request”.
  3. Type in the required information.
  4. Print, sign and date the form.
  5. Mail the form to our office.
  6. 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 electionFor more information on Overseas Citizens and Military voting click here.

Deadline for new registrations or registration updates is Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Check Your Registration

Voters can easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, online at MyOhioVote.com. You may also contact your county boards of elections to check your registration and polling location. Already Registered? Update your registered address online at MyOhioVote.com.

Have a name change?

  • 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 that will be open will be listed closer to election.

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.

Official Results – General Election November 3, 2015

November 19, 2015

Official Results November 3, 2015 – Summary (EL45 pdf, Write-In and Overlaps) Official Results November 3, 2015 – Summary w/Group Detail (EL45A pdf) Official Results November 3, 2015 – Precinct (EL52 pdf) Official Results November 3, 2015 – Precinct w/Group Detail (EL30A pdf)  

Fall 2015 Mock Election Results

September 29, 2015

Thank you Allen County for your help in testing our new electronic poll books in the Mock Election! We received a number of requests for the results the end of the day. The following results are from today’s Mock Election. Mock Election Results

Help Test Our New Check-in Technology

September 16, 2015

The Allen County Board of Elections will be hosting a Mock Election Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us at our office and help us test out the new electronic poll books and give us your thoughts! We are located in the 3rd District Court of Appeals Building in the Lower […]

Notice of General Election – November 3, 2015

July 20, 2015

Unofficial Results November 3, 2015 _ Summary Unofficial Results November 3, 2015 – Summary By Group Unofficial Results November 3, 2015 – Precinct Unofficial Results November 3, 2015 – Overlap Unofficial Results November 3, 2015  – Write-In A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY,  November 3, 2015 At the usual places of holding elections throughout the County. Required Notices Local Issues […]