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November 2, 2021 General Election

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Ballot Drop Box Location


Lake County Board of Elections
 

105 Main St. Ste. 107

PO Box 490

Painesville, Ohio 44077

Phone: 440-350-2700
Fax: 440-350-2670
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday – 8:00am – 4:30pm

DALE H. FELLOWSChair    THOMAS A. TAGLIAMONTE
LINDA HLEBAK    DAVID A. VITAZ 


R. ROSS McDONALD, Director

DANTE J. LEWIS, Deputy Director

Voter Registration Information

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Voter Identification Requirements

Please remember to bring proper ID to the Polling Locations on Election Day.

Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, to announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of the voter’s identity.

The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on an Election Day include:

  • A current and valid photo identification card issued by the State of Ohio or the United States government; or
  • A military identification (“military ID”); or
  • An original or copy of a current utility bill; or
  • An original or copy of a current bank statement; or
  • An original or copy of a current government check; or
  • An original or copy of a current paycheck; or
  • An original or copy of a current other government document, other than a voter registration acknowledgement notification mailed by the board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address.

A voter presenting an Ohio driver’s license that shows the voter’s former address is permitted to cast a regular ballot so long as the voter’s current residential address is printed in the official poll list of registered voters for that precinct. Voters who do not provide one of these documents at the precinct will still be able to vote using a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification, including a Social Security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation statement swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.

For Voter I.D. purposes “current” means the document was issued on a date within one year immediately preceding the date of the election at which the voter seeks to vote, or has on it an expiration date which has not passed as of the date of the election in which the voter seeks to vote.

Absentee Voting Information

Print and complete an Absentee Application if you would like to vote-by-mail.

We will gladly mail you an absentee application. Simply call 440-350-2700

Early Voting is held at the Lake County Board of Elections – 105 Main St., Painesville, OH 44077

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Who can vote an Absentee Ballot?

Anyone who is a registered voter. You do not need to have a specific reason.

How do I request an Absentee Ballot?

A separate Application must be completed for each Election. You can obtain an Application   by clicking on the link above and printing the Application or by calling our office and we will mail you an Application.

Can I fax or email the application?

Only Military voters have the opportunity to fax and/or email their application. All Non-Military voters must submit their application by either mailing the form or bringing the form to our office. By law, we are required to have an original signature.

When does Absentee voting begin?

Absentee voting begins 45 days before an Election for Military and/or Civilians Overseas. Absentee voting begins 29 days before an Election for all state-side.

Can I come to your office to vote an absentee ballot?

In most elections, yes; however, for the 2020 Primary Election only voters with qualifying disabilities, voters who do not regularly receive mail at their home and voters who properly requested an absentee ballot but did not receive their ballot may vote in-person on April 28.

When do the absentee ballots need to be back to your office?

If you are planning to mail the ballot back, then it must be post-marked by the day before the election. If you are planning to bring the ballot back to our office then it must be in the office by 7:30 P.M. Election Day.

Can I just take my ballot to my polling location on Election Day and drop it off?

No. An Absentee Ballot can not be accepted at any of the Polling Locations on Election Day.

How much is the return postage to mail the ballot back?

With postage rates changing, it is best to call the office to get the correct postage amount. The other option is to take the ballot to the Post Office and have them meter the postage for you.

How often do I have to complete an absentee ballot application?

A separate application must be completed for each election that you wish to receive a ballot. For example, if there is an election in May and November, then you must complete a separate application for May and November.

What if I will be temporarily away during the time of voting?

No problem. Complete the absentee ballot application and put your away address in the area provided for mailing address. That way you can receive your ballot at your away address and still participate in the election

Where do I go to Vote on Election Day?

Lookup your polling location

Location NameAddressCityZipcodeWebsitePhone
Lake County Board of Elections105 Main St. STE 107Painesville, OH 44077440-350-2700
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