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Are you ready to vote in 2021?

 Questions?

If any questions about your registration, please contact the 
Erie County Board of Elections:
Call: 419.627.7601 | Visit: Website | E-mail

If you have questions about your ballot by mail request or ballot,
or any actions and/or comments made while you attempt to vote,
please contact:

Ohio Voter Assistance Hotline
Toll Free:
1-833-Dem-Vote
1-833-336-8683



ARE YOU READY TO VOTE IN 2021?

Check out: www.IWill Vote.com

Ohio Voter Eligibility and Residency Requirements

Voter Registration (Online)
Voter Registration Form (PDF)

Authorization to Update Signature on Registration Record

Am I registered to vote? Check my registration.
Am I registered under my correct name?
Am I registered at the right address?
Review your sample ballot
Check your absentee ballot request
Update Your Ohio Voting Address (Online)
Where do I vote?
What do I need to bring with me to vote?

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GENERAL ELECTION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Monday, October 4, 2021 | 8 am to 9 pm


EARLY VOTING HOURS
2021 General Election
Early voting takes place at the
Erie County Board of Elections Office
2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky 44870

Tuesday, October 5th through Friday, October 8th | 8 am to 5 pm
Tuesday, October 12th through Friday, October 15th | 8 am to 5 pm
Monday, October 18th through Friday, October 22nd | 8 am to 5 pm
Monday, October 25th through Friday, October 29th | 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday, October 30th | 8 am to 4 pm
Sunday, October 31st | 1 pm to 5 pm
Monday, November 1st | 8 am to 2 pm


VOTE BY MAIL/ABSENTEE VOTING

Request your ballot by mail early!
The first day Ballots by Mail will be mailed will be
Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Ballots by Mail will be mailed every day thereafter
until Saturday, October 30, 2021.
Make sure you know how to return your ballot!
Please review the important information below
about Vote By Mail/Absentee Voting.

ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
You must vote at your precinct
Where do I vote?
Voting Hours: 6:30am–7:30pm

If any questions, please contact
Erie County Board of Elections
419.627.7601

 

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Want to vote in the comfort of your home?
Request your ballot by mail for 2021
after January 1, 2021!

All Ohio voters have the opportunity to vote in the next election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. You can request your ballot to be mailed to you by printing out the application, complete and submit a separate application for each electioVote By Mail - Logon in which you want to vote. Your request must be received by your local county board of elections by noon the third day before the election (usually a Saturday). However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to return your ballot within the deadline as required.

Steps to request ballot by mail/vote an absentee ballot:

  1. Complete the absentee ballot request form - print legibly.
  2. Once you have completed your application by providing all of the required information, you MUST PRINT IT OUT - then sign it and date it at the bottom.
  3. Drop the request form off in the dropbox or mail it back to the Erie County Board of Elections, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky 44870. During early voting hours, the dropbox is available 24/7 inside the building foyer.
  4. Wait to receive your ballot in the mail from the Erie County Board of Elections. If you have questions about your absentee ballot request, you should call the Erie County Board of Elections: 419-627-7601.
  5. Return your voted ballot. You can send it by U.S. Mail or deliver it in person to the Erie County Board of Elections, but the return envelope containing your marked ballot - inside the ballot envelope - must either be received by the Erie County Board of Elections prior to the close of the polls on Election Day - accepted ONLY at the Board of Elections office - or postmarked no later than the day before the election and received by the Erie County Board of Elections no later than ten (10) days after the election.
  6. Absentee-Early/Ballot By Mail ballots are the first ballots counted Election Night and included in the unofficial count.


Note:   Make sure your ballot is counted!

No voted ballot may be returned to a board of elections by fax or e-mail. No voted ballot may be returned to a voting precinct on Election.  If a voted ballot is returned by fax or e-mail or returned to a voting precinct on Election Day, it will not be accepted, processed or counted.  

If you mail your ballot back to the Erie County Board of Elections, take your ballot envelope into your local post office, hand it to the postal clerk and ask to have it properly postmarked.

NOTE: You can check to ensure your ballot was received and will be counted by your board of elections. Please visit here. If any questions about your ballot, please contact the Erie County Board of Elections: 419.627.7601.

Other Absentee Ballot Forms:


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ALERT:  PURGING OF VOTERS 

Even though it is your right to decide when you want to vote,
hundreds of thousands of Ohioans were removed
- and are set to be removed -
from voter registration files at
local county boards of elections because of inactivity.

Former Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) purged
voters because they chose not to vote.
In Erie County alone, 10,406 voters were purged in
2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2019.  
Current Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
has continued the purging process in 2021 as an additional 
569 Erie County voters were purged if you choose not
to vote in the November 3rd, 2020 General Election.
Were you one of the 10,975 voters purged in Erie County?

To check your voter registration before the next election,
go to Erie County Board of Elections or I Will Vote.

If you arrive at your polling place and
cannot be found in the poll book,
thanks to an ACLU of Ohio court victory,
you may cast a provisional ballot.
Respectfully, but firmly, insist on your right to a provisional ballot.

If you are unable to vote in person because
you have a documented disability
that prevents you from appearing at the polls,
call the Erie County Board of Elections - 419.627.7601 - 
right away to request help casting your provisional ballot.


Top 10 reasons to vote

10. It's your right, not a privilege.
Someone paid the price for your right to vote. Use it.

9. It's your community.
Your neighbors, family, friends are depending on you.

8. It's your life.
Even if politics seem far away from you, it affects your daily life -
(i.e. local/state taxes, school levies).

7. It's your education.
From school funding to college grants to job training,
state and federal governments make budget decisions
that have a direct impact on your ability to learn and earn.

6. It's your body.
From policy to reproductive rights,
the wrong government policies can literally cost you your life.

5. It's your job.
A raise in the minimum wage, pay equity,
and the right to a union are all being decided now.

4. It's your environment.
You can vote to invest
in transportation and sustainable energy for our planet.

3. It's your retirement.
Help make sure that Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
and pension plans will be there for you.

2. It's your voice.
Collective action starts with voting.
Politicians listen to demands from communities with high voter turnout.

1. Your one vote can make a difference.
75 Ohio races have tied or been decided by a one-vote margin
over the past two years.
One mayoral race, two city council races, one road levy
and a local bond issue made up the closest races
in the May 2015 Primary and Special Election.
One race, in North Ridgeville, Ohio, had to be decided
by the Lorain County Board of Elections with a coin flip.

Republicans want you to stay home
as they continue their attempt to keep people from voting.
It is happening right here in Ohio and many other states - read below.
In 22 States, a Wave of New Voting Restrictions 
The American Prospect Magazine | Fall 2014
Ending voter suppression ahead of 2016 
MSNBC

Any questions about:

when elections are scheduled
filing as a candidate
filing deadlines
campaign finance report
issues
voting location
registration
updating name/address
other election related topics
please call the Erie County Board of Elections Office:
419.627.7601
or
E-mail
or
visit the Erie County Board of Elections office:
2900 Columbus Avenue, Room 101, Sandusky 44870
or 
visit the Erie County Board of Elections website:
Erie County Board of Elections