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GET YOUR APPLICATION IN NOW FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

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In Lucas County mail to:

Lucas County Board of Elections

1 Government Center, STE 300

Toledo, OH 43604

Note: all registered voters will receive an application for an absentee ballot shortly after Labor Day. Help flatten the curve for the work the Board of Elections will have and get your application in now. The actual Absentee Ballots will be mailed out beginning October 6th so look for them in the mail after October 6th.

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Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

Register or update your voter registration on the Ohio Secretary of State Website

Verify Your Vote


Precinct Election Officials Needed

Precinct Election Officials (P.E.O.s) General Information

The Lucas County Board of Elections is looking for civic-minded individuals to staff its 312 precincts on Election Day. Duties include but, are not limited to, verifying voter eligibility; processing voters; the opening and closing of the polling location; assembling the ExpressVote Tabulator voting machines; and other required Election Day tasks.

Minimum qualifications are:

Must be a registered voter in Lucas County Must have reliable transportation Must have a working telephone number Must have no felony convictions or any violation of the election laws Must attend a training class Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

We encourage you to become involved in the rewarding experience of public service. Do not hesitate. Fill out the Precinct Election Official Application, print it, sign it and mail or deliver to: Booth Officials Lucas County Board of Elections One Government Center, Suite 300 Toledo, OH 43604-2209

Or by fax at 419.213.4069

POSITIONS:

Voting Location Manager (VLM) - The voting location manager is responsible for the overall polling location operations, to ensure that all Election Day duties are achieved. Duties include but are not limited to: the opening and closing of the location; picking up and returning Election Day supplies; assigning Election Day duties to other Precinct Election Officials; and assisting voters with the voting process.

Location Rover (LR) + Assists the VLM with all responsibilities and procedures at the polling place. Assists with the overall flow of the polling location for voters. Assists voters with the voting process.

Precinct Election Official (PEO) - Precinct Election Officials ensure that elections are conducted in a professional, respectable and secure manner. We are required to perform ALL the duties that the Ohio Secretary of State has mandated 1.) Receive Election Day supplies and ballots. 2.) Opening and closing the polls. 3.) Oversee the casting of the ballots during the time the polls are open 5.) Return Election Day supplies and 6.) Any other duties as prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State.

Youth at the Booth High School students who are 17 years of age and a senior are encouraged to be Precinct Election Officials (Poll Workers) on Election Day. All the requirements and procedures mandated for Precinct Election Officials also applies to students.

Minimum qualifications are: Must be a United States citizen Must be a resident of Lucas County Must be at least 17 years of age Must be enrolled in senior year of high school Must have reliable transportation

To become a Precinct Election Official please fill out the Student Worker Application/Permission Form, print it, sign it, and mail or deliver to:

Lucas County Board of Elections One Government Center, Suite 300 Toledo, OH 43604

or fax the form to (419) 213-4069.

"They Represent You"

They Represent You is a free publication of the LWV-TLC that lists all the elected officials in the county. Lucas County has 5 cities, 6 villages, 11 townships and 11 Boards of Education. Every league is tasked to publish a guide or a directory. LWVTLC's directory has changed over the years becoming more inclusive of all elected offices, not just mayors but also city councils and county officials, judges, township trustees, village officials and boards of education as well as the pertinent state and federal officials. In addition, we also include basic information about registering to vote and voting. The TRY is published every year following the November election and is available online on our website.

As changes occur the website version is updated. We list all the pertinent contact information including party affiliation, if appropriate, along with the year their term expires.

The TRY is one of the most popular among the public things we do. We disperse them through the library system to anyone who asks. They are supported by our Ed. Fund money and we typically print 2200 copies. Any questions about this committee, contact Ann Fabiszak Payne at hosea.payne@rockets.utoledo.edu

Directory of Public Officials

Voter Information

Find the facts about voting in your state at Vote411.org.

Who Can Register to Vote You can register to vote if you are a U.S. Citizen, are at least 18-years old on or before the day of an election and a resident of your state, county and precinct for at least 30 days. If you will be 18 on or before a general election, you may vote for candidates in the primary. Must not be incarcerated for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States. Must not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court. Must not have been permanently disfranchised for violations of the election laws.

When to Register To vote, you must register if you have not registered before, are a new county resident or have not voted at least once in the past four years. Registrations are taken throughout the year, but you must register 30 days before an election to vote in that election.

Where to Register You can register at the Lucas County Board of Elections; municipal buildings in Maumee, Sylvania, Oregon, Waterville, Whitehouse and Ottawa Hills; the Heatherdowns AAA; UT Student Union Building; public high schools; public libraries; at the office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles; during Voter Registration Drives or by mail upon requesting a registration form from the Board of Elections. The form must be returned 30 days before an election.

How to Change Your Name You can report a name change to the Board of Elections by mail or at the polling place when you vote.

How to Change Your Address To change your address within a precinct, report in advance by mail or in person to the Board of Elections or on election day at your former polling place. If you move from one county to another in the state, you may report your address change by mail 30 days before an election. You may report the change and vote the day of the election at the Board of Elections.

For more information You can reach the Lucas County Board of Elections at 419-213-4001, write to Board of Elections, One Government Center, Suite 300, Toledo, OH 43604 (Fax: 419-213-4069) or visit the Lucas County Board of Elections

Vote Smart

Ever wonder about your elected official?

  • THEIR BIO
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  • SPEECHES GIVEN
  • RATINGS THEY HOLD
  • WHAT POSITIONS THEY HOLD
  • GO TO: votesmart.org

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