Board of Elections
David Karmol - Chairman Brenda Hill Richard F. Schoen Kurt M. Young
LaVera Scott - Director Tim Monaco - Deputy Director
Regular Board Meetings are held every month, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Early Vote Center, 1301 Monroe Street.
The next scheduled board meeting is on October 7, 2020 at 11:00 am.
The next Election will be the November 3, 2020 Presidential General. Close of registration is 9 pm Monday, October 5, 2020. All absentee voting by mail or in person begins Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Anyone wishing to register to vote online can register at the Ohio Secretary of State's online registration page
Anyone interested in serving as a poll worker for the November 3, 2020 General Election can sign up at our online poll worker application
Lawyers interested in serving as a poll worker for the November 3, 2020 General Election, and receiving CLE credit, can sign up at the Ohio Secretary of State's Day for Democracy Page
The Ohio Secretary of State has recently mailed Absentee Ballot Applications to registered voters in the State of Ohio. Very soon you will find an envelope in your mailbox that looks like this:
Inside that envelope, you will find a letter from Secretary of State LaRose talking about the upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election that will look similar to this:
On the back side of the letter, you will find an Absentee Ballot Application to fill out similar to this:
If you have already sent in an Absentee Ballot Application, don’t worry, it will still be processed. This letter is being sent out to make sure that every registered voter in Ohio has access to an Absentee Ballot Application. If you are filling this form out, please make sure to fill it out entirely. A telephone number and email address on the form will help ensure that if there are any questions about your application, they can be dealt with quickly.
Once you have filled out your Absentee Ballot Application, place it in the provided return envelope, place the proper postage on it and mail it off!
Please note that by law, Absentee Ballots cannot be mailed until October 6, 2020
You can also drop your Absentee Ballot Application off in the Lucas County Board of Elections secure drop box, conveniently located outside of One Government Center on Jackson. The drop box is located in front of the building in between the revolving doors, just to the left of the handicap entrance.
Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, One Government Center will be implementing the following protocols in compliance with recommendations of Governor Mike DeWine:
Access to the building will be limited to employees and members of the public with pre-arranged appointments.
Revolving and sliding doors will be locked and access will be granted to employees through use of their badge on the proximity reader at each door.
Building management requests that all building tenants pre-arrange visitors and direct visitors to enter the building through the main entrance on Jackson Street, where they will need to ring the intercom to discuss access with the front desk.
All individuals entering the building will have their temperature taken. Access will be denied to anyone with a temperature reading exceeding 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
Employees who are denied access may call their office and arrange for their work materials or other necessary items. They will not be allowed to enter the building.
Due to the limited public access to One Government Center, effective Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 Board of Elections will have a drop box located near the front entrance of One Government Center on Jackson.
All Elections related paperwork may be placed in the drop box to be processed.
Receipts will be mailed for filings to the DOT (Designation of Treasurer) address on file.
Many of our forms can be accessed through our Forms and Applications page.