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Voter Info From Ohio


There are 8 million registered voters in OHIO

There were 5.8 million ballots cast

1.3 million people voted in person at Early Voting

2.1 million people returned their Absentee Ballot

OH had a 75% turnout for this recent General Election

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2020 General Election Voter's Guide

Ohio Voter Rights Coalition

Q1: What if I'm concerned that I won't receive my ballot?

A: Make a plan! Set a deadline for getting your ballot. You could go to Early Voting at 1301 Monroe St. through November 2. You could go to your polling place on November 3rd. If mobility is an issue or you fear being with others, you could vote "curbside" where poll workers will bring the ballot to your car.

Q2: What if my ballot does not arrive & I can't go into the polling location on Election Day for health reasons?

A: You can still vote by going to the polling location and ask to vote "Curbside". Poll workers will bring your ballot to the car so you can vote in the safety of your car.

Q3: What form of ID do I need to vote?

A: There are several types of valid ID you can use to vote on Election Day in Ohio, including an Ohio driver's license, state or military ID, or a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document issued within the last 12 months. You can find more information here. During Early Vote, you can also vote using only the last four digits of your Social Security number, and you can vote a regular ballot. (On Election Day, if you have no ID you will be required to vote provisionally.)

Q4: My driver's license has expired or my address has changed. Can I still use it to vote?

A: Yes! If your driver's license or state ID expired on or after March 9th, 2020, you can still use it to vote. Also, the address on your license or state ID does not need to match the address where you are registered. However, if you are using a utility bill, pay stub, or other document as ID, the address does need to match where you are registered.

Q5: Can I vote early in-person if I requested an absentee ballot already?

A: Yes, you can. You'll be able to vote using a regular ballot, not a provisional ballot (which is counted later and may include voter follow up). Election officials will ask you for your absentee ballot, but you don't have to have it with you in order to vote in-person. However, if you have requested an absentee ballot and go to vote on Election Day, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

Q6: If I'm waiting in line at Early Vote when the voting center closes, can I still vote?

A: Absolutely -- election officials have to let you vote if you're already waiting in line at the time when voting is set to conclude.

Q7: Can I turn in my absentee ballot at my polling place on Election Day?

A: No. Absentee ballots turned in at precinct polling places will not be counted. They must be returned to the county board of elections by 7:30pm on Election Day, or postmarked no later than Monday, November 2nd. These ballots are only counted if they are received within ten days after the election.

Q8: What if I'm concerned that my completed ballot won't reach the Board of Elections in time by mailing it?

A: If you have transportation, take your ballot to one of two drop boxes located at: One Government Center, Toledo, OH (on Jackson St) 1301 Monroe St (Early Voting Center + corner of 13th & Monroe) (on 13th St) If you mail it, have the Post Office "postmark" the ballot. All ballots postmarked Nov 2 or earlier will be counted as long as they are received at the Board of Elections within 10 days following the November 3rd election.

Q9: Why is it better to vote a regular ballot rather than a provisional one?

A: First of all, provisional ballots are not counted until ten days after the election, while regular ballots are counted beginning as soon as polls close on Election Night. Secondly, provisional ballots are a safeguard; additional steps by the Board of Elections and voters are necessary. Provisional ballots are only counted if it is shown that the voter has not voted previously, and if the voter affirmatively establishes they have the right to vote. This may involve bringing additional proof of address or identification. In Ohio, while these ballots are reviewed, many provisional ballots are not counted.

Q10: Should we expect election results on November 3rd?

A: No. Absentee ballots will be counted as they arrive up until ten days after the election. Election results are not certified in Ohio until 21 days after the election. The most important thing is that we insist that every vote is counted.

Everything mentioned is the law -- if anyone tries to prevent you from voting, intimidates you while voting, or asks you to vote a provisional ballot because of any of these things, advocate for yourself!

You can also call the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) if you face any difficulties. voting or just have a question about casting your ballot..

Election Protection Number

Problems voting? Questions about your ballot?

Nonpartisan Election Protection





Ballot Box Locations

Early Voting Schedule

LUCAS COUNTY IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING for the November 3rd, 2020 General Election will be at the "Ohio Means Jobs" Building (formerly "The Source") 1301 Monroe Street (Between 13th and 14th) Enter on the 13th Street side Beginning Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Click Here for the full schedule of days and times

Absentee Ballots


Check my status regarding an Absentee Ballot


Check my status regarding an Absentee Ballot


Click here for an application.

For Lucas County, mail to:
Lucas County Board of Elections
One Government Center, Suite 300,
Toledo, OH 43604

Check my status regarding an Absentee Ballot

NOTE: The Secretary of State has mailed ALL registered voters an application for an Absentee Ballot. This happened the week of September 1st. Those who have already applied helped to lessen the load of work at the Board of Elections (BOE). Check to be sure the BOE received your application and you won't need to resubmit. Thank you for doing that.

Voting in the time of Covid

The League of Women Voters of Toledo-Lucas County (LWV-TLC) and the Toledo Jobs With Justice (JWJ) have partnered to encourage voter participation and increased awareness of what voting will look like this year during the COVID outbreak. To achieve this goal, we are distributing voter information cards to registered voters as well as many eligible voters in our communities. Due to COVID, this year, there are fewer congregate gatherings so the plan is to connect with various agencies, centers and businesses where people go to get essential supplies and services. This has become our focus.

To read the press release in its entirety Click Here

Upcoming Elections

VOTER REGISTRATION (address current?) DEADLINE for November 3rd Election is Mon, October 5th @ 9pm

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE for November 3rd Election is Mon, October 5th @ 9pm




Ride to the Polls



How to Vote Early by mail?

ALL registered voters will receive an application for an absentee ballot shortly after Labor Day. Help FLATTEN THE CURVE (for the work of the Board of Elections). Get your application in NOW! Instead of mailing it in, there is a 24/7 dropbox at One Government Center, Toledo

How to get an application to request an absentee ballot?

Click here for the form to print off The time it takes to get your ballot and return it to the board of elections by November 3rd? Absentee Ballots will be mailed after October 6 There is a 24/7 dropbox at One Government Center, Toledo

How to Vote Early in-person before November 3rd?

October 6 - November 2 Lucas County Early Vote Center- 1301 Monroe St, Toledo (corner of Monroe & 13th St)

  • Were you purged from the registration list in 2019?
  • Have you changed your address?
  • What to do if you get sick & need to vote from home or the hospital?
  • How to get assistance in voting and what steps to take?
  • What ID documents will you need to vote?
  • Do you need curbside voting?
  • Has the Board of Elections changed your polling location to a larger venue?
  • Where will your voting location be on November 3rd?
  • What will be on your specific ballot before you go to the polls?

    CALL: 419-Vote-Now (419-868-3669)



    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

    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


    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

    Directory of Public Officials

    Voter Information

    Find the facts about voting in your state at

    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?

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    Lucas County Board of Elections