Early Vote Center
1301 Monroe Street, Toledo Ohio
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, October 24th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, October 25th
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday, October 26th through Friday October 30th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday, October 31st
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sunday, November 1st
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Monday, November 2nd
Please scroll down for the Early Voting calendar
We are glad to hear that voters in Lucas County are receiving their ballots by mail, voting them and returning them in a timely fashion.
Returned ballots are being processed on a daily basis. We are now processing and mailing out all ballots from our Lucas County Board of Elections facility. Please be patient, as we are processing thousands of incoming ballots daily. We can assure you that all countable ballots will be counted by the statutory guidelines.
Due to this increased volume we are also still recruiting employees to work in the absentee department. If you would like to be a part of this process, please contact our office. These are paid positions. You must be a declared Democrat or Republican to process ballots.
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 November 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm.
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
Upon receipt of your ballot, please fill it out and return as soon as possible. (If mailing your ballot back, please remember to affix the appropriate postage to the envelope)
If mailed, the ballot will take 5-7 days to deliver to our office.
Alternatively you may drop your ballot off at one of our two drop boxes.
Drop box locations:
One Government Center, Toledo Ohio 43604 - The box is located on the Jackson side of the building at the top of the ramp in front of the building.
1301 Monroe Street, Toledo Ohio 43604 - The box is located on 13th street between Monroe and Washington. It is on the side of the building near the glass door that is the exit from the early vote center.
Maps to the drop boxes are located at the bottom of this page.
If you requested an Absentee Ballot, an envelope similar to this will arrive in the mail:
Inside that envelope, you will find an identification (ID) envelope, a return envelope, and your ballot.
Please make sure that you mark your ballot properly.
Here is an example of the right way to mark your ballot, and some wrong ways to mark your ballot:
When you are done marking your Ballot, place it in the ID envelope.
The ID envelope will look similar to this:
Please make sure to fill out all of the information requested on your ID envelope:
After you have finished marking your ballot, and you have filled out your ID envelope, place your ballot into the ID envelope, seal it, and place everything into the return envelope.
The return envelope will look similar to this:
OPTIONS FOR RETURNING YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT:
- You can mail your absentee ballot via United States Postal Service. If you choose this option please remember to apply proper postage to your envelope and allow 5-7 days minimum for receipt.
- You can also drop your Absentee Ballot off at one of the Lucas County Board of Elections secure drop boxes, conveniently located outside of One Government Center on Jackson and the Early Vote Center.
ONE GOVERNMENT CENTER DROP BOX LOCATION
5 minute parking is available to drop off your ballot across the street from One Government Center right in front of the building on Jackson.
1301 MONROE STREET DROP BOX (LOCATED ON 13TH BETWEEN MONROE AND WASHINGTON)
There is a pull off right where the drop box is located on 13th street. The drop box should be accessed from Monroe Street. Please do not stop in the middle of 13th street as it causes a safety hazard. Pull off to the curb cutout in front of the drop box.
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.