Election Security

The Wayne County Board of Elections is tasked with administering secure, fair and transparent election activities in Wayne County, Ohio.  We take Election Security seriously and are continually working to educate, prepare and proactively respond to the latest trends and activities to ensure safety and accuracy on a daily basis.

 

July 20, 2018 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

General Election

November 6, 2018

Registration Deadline:  October 9, 2018

Absentee Voting (in person and by mail) begins:  October 10, 2018

Send in your Application NOW!

Click Here for In Person Absentee Voting Schedule

Click Here for more information on voting Absentee (including application link)

 

Click on links below for information regarding the General Election

 

June 8, 2018 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

Special Election

August 7, 2018

CLICK HERE for Official Results

from the Special Election

The Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health has filed an issue with the Stark County Board of Elections for the August 7, 2018 Special Election.  The Northwest Local School District and Tuslaw Local School District both overlap into Wayne County. 

The Stark County Board of Elections has graciously agreed to host the Wayne County voters affected by this election

 

Voters in the Northwest and Tuslaw districts in Wayne County include: 

Baughman #1 (43.05); Baughman #2 (44.05 & 44.07), and Chippewa #1 (53.04). 

 

Voters affected were mailed a notice indicating their polling location for the Special Election.

 

Please DO NOT use the lookup tools for Wayne County. 

Your polling place for the Special Election is: 

North Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department

4052 Alabama Ave. NW

North Lawrence, Ohio 44666.

 

All absentee and early voting will be handled through the Stark County Board of Elections

Address:  3525 Regent Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44705

Phone:  330-451-7004 or 330-451-VOTE (8683)

Toll Free:  1-866-878-VOTE (8683)

Email:  boe@starkcountyohio.gov

Website:  www.starkcountyohio.gov/board-of-elections

 

Click Here for 45 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the August 7, 2018 Special Election

Click Here for 6 week registration notice for the August 7, 2018 Special Election

 

OFFICIAL QUESTIONS AND ISSUES BALLOT

SPECIAL ELECTION – AUGUST 7, 2018

STARK COUNTY

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)

Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health (Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties)

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health for the purpose of current expenses for school safety and security and mental health services, including training and employment of or contracting for the services of safety personnel, mental health personnel, social workers, and counselors, at a rate not exceeding 1.49 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 14.9 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.

For the Tax Levy

Against the Tax Levy

A video regarding Election Security
November 30, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

Primary Election 2018 - May 8, 2018

 

CLICK HERE for Official Primay Election Results

 

 


REMINDER….REMINDER….REMINDER….REMINDER….REMINDER

This is a Primary Election. 

You will be asked which party ballot (or an issues only ballot) you would like to receive!

 

Party Affiliation
Under Ohio law, an elector affiliates with a political party by voting in that party’s primary election. An elector is considered to be a member of a political party if he or she voted in that party’s primary election within the preceding two calendar years, or if he or she did not vote in any other party’s primary election within the preceding two calendar years. (ORC 3513.05. Par. 7)
REMEMBER…whichever party ballot you choose at this election will be your party of record until next primary election is held (potentially two to four years) 
Examples
  • If you request a Democratic ballot at the May 8, 2018 Primary Election, you will be affiliated with the Democratic Party until the next Primary Election held in your district, regardless of your previous voting history.
  • If you request a Green ballot at the May 8, 2018 Primary Election, you will be affiliated with the Green Party until the next Primary Election held in your district, regardless of your previous voting history.
  • If you request a Republican ballot at the May 8, 2018 Primary Election, you will be affiliated with the Republican Party until the next Primary Election held in your district, regardless of your previous voting history.

 

**PERMANENT POLLING LOCATION CHANGES

EFFECTIVE MAY 8, 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION!**

Precinct # Precint Name Old Location New Location Name New Location Address

0030.01

WOOSTER CITY 3-E

ALICE NOBLE ICE ARENA

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 3100 OAK HILL RD., WOOSTER
0093.01 WAYNE TWP 2

ALICE NOBLE ICE ARENA

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

3100 OAK HILL RD., WOOSTER

0033.01

WOOSTER CITY 4-B

NEW POINTE CHURCH WESTVIEW HEALTHY LIVING 1715 MECHANICSBURG RD., WOOSTER

0045.01

CANAAN TWP 1 BURBANK PARKE CARE CENTER CANAAN FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH 12723 CLEVELAND RD., CRESTON

0099.01

WOOSTER TWP 3 CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR NEW HOPE CHURCH 969 BLACHLEYVILLE RD., WOOSTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  Voters affected by these changes were sent notification via U.S. Mail on March 1, 2018


Click on the items below for more Primary Election 2018 Information...

 

For local candidate and issue information, please see Candidate and Local Issue Information

For a list of offices appearing on the Primary 2018 ballot, click here  

 

To view a video on Election Security produced by the Elections Assistance Commission (EAC), CLICK HERE

 

 

November 29, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

Wayne County

BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2018 Meeting Dates

All meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. except on Election Day or as noted.

 

February 13
March 6
April 10
May 8 – Election Day
May 21
May 25
June 5
August 14
September 4
October 10
November 6 – Election Day
November 20
November 26
May 26, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

General Election
November 7, 2017

Recounts were conducted in Wayne County for the Rittman EVSD Board Member and Green Township Trustee Races on December 4, 2017.

Official Results were confirmed with no changes.

For more information regarding recount procedures, CLICK HERE.

 

Official Results have been posted.

Registration Deadline was October 10, 2017

 

If you have a name or address change or are a registered Ohio voter and new to our county,

please come to our office at 200 Vanover Street, Wooster to vote a Provisional Ballot.

ELECTION NOTICE FOR USE WITH THE FEDERAL WRITE-IN ABSENTEE BALLOT (FWAB) - 45 day Election Notice

Sample Ballots have been posted!

 

State Issues on the General Election Ballot

  • Click here for information, ballot language, for/against arguments, etc.

 

In Person Absentee Voting ENDED at 2 p.m. Monday, November 6

Absentee ballots had to be POSTMARKED by November 6, 2017 in order to be counted. 

 

     All voters MUST go to their assigned Polling Location on Tuesday, November 7 (Election Day). 

          Voting Locations are open from 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

 

May 15, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

The Wayne County Court of Common Pleas has set aside the Election Results for the Baughman Road District Levy for the May 2, 2017 Special Election.  An Agreed Judgment Entry was approved by the Court on June 21, 2017.

 

Statement from the Wayne County Board of Elections regarding the May 2, 2017 Special Election Baughman Township Road District Levy

Despite its error in issuing improper ballots to the Baughman Township residents who also reside in Ward 1 of the City of Orrville, the Wayne County Board of Elections is mandated by Ohio law to include all votes cast in the May 2, 2017 election of the Baughman Township Road District Levy. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 3515.08, et seq., the results of this election may only be set aside by a court of law after the filing of an election contest by qualified electors within fifteen days of the Board’s May 22, 2017 certification.

 

PRESS RELEASE - May 3, 2017

During the May 2, 2017 Special Election, an issue arose regarding the Baughman Township Road District Levy.  Baughman Township voters, who reside within the Orrville City limits and who are not part of the Baughman Township Road District, were mistakenly provided ballots permitting them to vote on the Baughman Township Road District Levy.  After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the error was caused in the programming stages of the balloting system and was not discovered in proofreading processes.  The Wayne County Board of Elections is currently working with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office and legal counsel to review the situation and work towards a solution prior to the official certification of results scheduled for May 22, 2017.

 

 

 

January 5, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

 

Special Election - August 8, 2017

Filing Deadline May 10, 2017

There were no issues filed by the deadline of May 10, 2017 - there will be NO Special Election!

100 day notice for Federal Write In Absentee Ballots for the August 8, 2017 Special Election (Form 120)

 

Special Election - May 2, 2017

Official Certification Scheduled for May 22, 2017

6 week notice of Election

Legal Notices

What's on the ballot?

What Precints/Polling Locations are OPEN?

  • List of precincts & polling locations OPEN for May 2, 2017 Special Election
    • Chippewa Local School District Voters in Milton #1 (Quill's Schoolhouse) have been temporarily relocated to Chippewa #1 (Chippewa Township Building, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown) for this Election ONLY!
    • Orrville Public Library Voters (Orrville City School District) in East Union #2 have been termporarily relocated to Orrville City #2 (Aultman Orrville Hospital, 832 S. Main Street, Orrville) for this Election ONLY!
      • Letters indicating the above temporary relocations were sent to individual voters on March 1, 2017.

Absentee Voting - Click here for more information

 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

 

You can now register to vote online!  Click here to get more information about voter registration and to access a link to the online registration site. 

News Release from Ohio Secretary of State Husted.....

 

 

Ohio's Online Voter Registration System is Now Live

Sunday, January 1, 2017

COLUMBUS – In the first media announcement of the New Year, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that the state’s new online voter registration system has gone live at midnight.

"Raise a glass of champagne, offer a toast, get online and register to vote,” Secretary Husted said.

Ohioans wishing to register to vote or update their registration can visit MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration to get started.

At Secretary Husted’s request, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 63, which authorizes the use of online voter registration in Ohio. The bill allows the system to be made available to Ohioans as early as January 1, 2017.

Secretary Husted has long been an advocate for online voter registration in Ohio, which has proven in other states to save between 50 cents and $2.34 per registration, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Between 2011 and 2016, the state could have saved between $3.7 million and $17.3 million.

Online voter registration is more convenient, more secure, more accurate and less costly than the paper voter registration alone and I am proud that we will finally be able to provide this service to Ohio voters,” Secretary Husted said.

Online voter registration is more secure than paper registration alone as the online system will immediately check a voter’s eligibility prior to accepting the registration. With an automated system, the risk of human error is also significantly reduced.

Secretary Husted’s proposal earned the support of individuals and groups throughout the state, including the Ohio Association of Election Officials, the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio, the 32nd Chief of Staff of the United States Army, General Gordon Sullivan (U.S. Army, Retired), the Association of the United States Army, the Federal Voting Assistance Program, and many others. Secretary Husted also obtained the support of a number of retired military officials who expressed the significant benefit online voter registration could provide to service members.

August 25, 2016 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

Our Post-Election Audit will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on December 12, 2016 in the Metzler Room.

NEED TO CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION?  Click here

If you are unable to locate your voter registration information but think you are registered to vote and you have not moved outside of your county of prior registration, you may be eligible to cast a provisional ballot during in-person absentee voting period at an appropriate early voting location or the county board of elections, or on Election Day at the correct polling place for your current address that may be counted. We encourage you to check your registration status by contacting your local county board of elections. To find your polling place, please click here or call your county board of elections. Click here for a full listing of Boards of Elections.

Sample Ballots for each precinct for the 2016 General Election have been posted. 

Please click "Sample Ballot" box on homepage to look up your ballot!
 

Important message from Ohio Secretary of State Husted

What happens to your ballot?  Click here for Video from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted