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Bureau Of MOtOr VehicleS
 an Instruction Manual for Deputy Registrars


           nOVeMBer 2010




                                   Jennifer Brunner
                             OhiO Secretary Of State
 
          VOTER REGISTRATION
               AT THE
     BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES

    AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR DEPUTY REGISTRARS




                    November 2010




                         Provided by:
            Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
                180 E. Broad St – 15th Floor
                    Columbus, OH 43215



 
 
 
 
                                                                                                 TA BLE OF CON TENTS


    Introduction....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1

    National Voter Registration Act of 1993 ........................................................................................................................................................................................2

    Historical Background ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3

    BMV Administrator  ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................4

    Deputy Registrar’s Office Manager ......................................................................................................................................................................................................5

    Voter Registration Checklist .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................6

    Supplies for Each Registrar’s Office ....................................................................................................................................................................................................7

    Employee Training .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8

    Voter Registration Procedures ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................9

    Completing the Voter Registration Form .....................................................................................................................................................................................9

    Processing Completed Voter Registration Forms ........................................................................................................ 12

    Registration Facts ......................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    Exhibits ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
       Exhibit A - Voter Registration Form ............................................................................................................................ 17
       Exhibit B - Transmittal Form ........................................................................................................................................... 18
       Exhibit C - Voter Registration Instructions Brochure ......................................................................................... 19
       Exhibit D - Voter Registration Notification Poster ................................................................................................ 21

    National Voter Registration Act of 1993, Public Law 103-31-42 USC 1973 ................................................ 22

    Selected Provisions of the Revised Code of Ohio ........................................................................................................ 25

    Selected Provisions of the Ohio Administrative Code ............................................................................................... 31

    Ohio County Boards of Election ............................................................................................................................................. 33




 
 
 
 
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                                              INTRODUCTION


    The Office of the Ohio Secretary of State has prepared this manual to assist you in the
    implementation of voter registration programs under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993
    (NVRA) and Ohio law. The manual will aid personnel who assist applicants in completing voter
    registration forms. It also will (1) answer questions related to voter registration, and (2) outline
    the duties of personnel in offices of the registrar and deputy registrars of the Ohio Bureau of
    Motor Vehicles to provide voter registration and fulfill their duties under the NVRA.

    If you have a question that is not answered in this manual, you may contact the board of elections
    in your county (please refer to the telephone, address and director list included in this manual), or
    the Secretary of State’s office at the address or phone number listed below:


                                             Pat Currie, NVRA Coordinator
                                                Ohio Secretary of State
                                            180 E. Broad Street, 15th Floor
                                                 Columbus, OH 43215
                                                Phone: (614) 728-8241
                                                 Fax: (614) 485-7693
                                               pcurrie@sos.state.oh.us

                                             http://www.sos.state.oh.us



    You may also contact:
                                     Pia Brady, NVR Operations Analyst
                                     Voting Rights Institute
                                     Ohio Secretary of State
                                     180 E. Broad Street, 15th Floor
                                     Columbus, OH 43215
                                     Tel. (614) 728-8241
                                     Fax (614) 485-7687
                                     pbrady@sos.state.oh.us




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                     N A T I O NAL V O T E R R E GIS T RAT I O N A CT o f 1993

    The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), Pub. L. 103-31, May 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 77, 42
    U.S.C. 1973gg — commonly referred to as the “motor voter law”—became effective on January 1,
    1995. The purpose of this Act was to establish procedures to increase the number of eligible citizens
    who register to vote by mandating that voter registration opportunities be provided at the state
    bureau of motor vehicles (BMV), certain designated agencies, and other public sites.
    The complete text of the NVRA is included in this manual. Also, the EAC’s Website contains a link to
    the text of the NVRA: http://www.eac.gov.
    Following NVRA’s passage, the Ohio General Assembly enacted Substitute Senate Bill No. 300 to
    incorporate the requirements of the federal law into Ohio law effective January 1, 1995. Ohio’s laws
    governing voter registration have been amended occasionally since then. Currently, state law
    requires certain offices and other public entities to provide, in each of its offices or locations, voter
    registration applications and assistance in the registration of qualified persons, in accordance with
    R.C. Chapter 3503 as follows:
        •   All bureau of motor vehicle locations, in accordance with R.C. 3503.11.
        •   All designated agencies, in accordance with R.C. 3503.10. “Designated agency” is defined in
            R.C. 3501.01(X) to mean “an office or agency in the state that provides public assistance or
            that provides state-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with
            disabilities and that is required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to implement a
            program designed and administered by the secretary of state for registering voters, or any
            other public or government office or agency that implements a program designed and
            administered by the secretary of state for registering voters, including the department of job
            and family services, the program administered under section 3701.132 of the Revised Code
            by the department of health, the department of mental health, the department of
            developmental disabilities, the rehabilitation services commission, and any other agency the
            secretary of state designates.
                o   Included in this definition of “designated agency” is each office of a state assisted
                    college or university that provides assistance to disabled students; the Women,
                    Infants, and Children (WIC) program of the Ohio Department of Health; the Ohio
                    Department of Mental Health; the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities;
                    Ohio’s Rehabilitation Services Commission; and the Ohio Department of Job & Family
                    Services.
        •   All public libraries, county treasurer offices, and public high schools and vocational schools
            (which R.C. 3501.01(X) specifically exempts from the definition of “designated agency”), in
            accordance with R.C. 3503.10.
       •    Voter registration services also are available to qualified individuals using the services of a
            U.S. Armed Forces recruitment office.




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                                   HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    Ohio has offered voter registration services at the offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV)
    registrar and deputy registrars for more than 30 years. Consequently, Ohio was well prepared to
    comply with the NVRA provision that became effective on January 1, 1995, requiring each state
    subject to the NVRA to provide voter registration services to persons applying for certain driver
    licenses, permits, endorsements and identification cards. (R.C. 3503.11, 4506.07, 4507.06 and
    4507.51)

    Am. Sub. S.B. 300, which became effective on January 1, 1995, incorporated the federal provisions
    into state law, and set forth the procedures to be followed by the BMV registrar and deputy
    registrars when offering voter registration in accordance with the NVRA and processing completed
    registration forms. (R.C. 3503.11 and 3503.19)

    R.C. 3501.05 as amended by Am. Sub. S.B. 300 required the Secretary of State to:
             •   “Prescribe a general program for registering voters or updating voter registration
                 information, such as name and residence changes, at ... the offices of deputy registrars
                 of motor vehicles, ... and prescribe a program of distribution of voter registration forms
                 through ... the offices of the registrar and deputy registrars of motor vehicles ...”
             •   “Adopt rules ... for the purpose of implementing the program for registering voters at
                 ... the offices of the registrar and deputy registrars of motor vehicles.”

    Additionally, Am. Sub. S.B. 300 enacted:
       • R.C. 4501.023 to require the BMV registrar to designate an employee to be in charge of
            voter registration within the BMV; to provide, in cooperation with the Secretary of State,
            voter registration training programs and materials; and to make periodic reports to the
            Secretary of State regarding the results of implementation. R.C. 4501.023 also requires
            each deputy registrar to designate an employee to be in charge of voter registration within
            that deputy registrar’s office.
    Specific provisions relating to the BMV’s responsibilities to offer voter registration services also are
    set forth in Ohio Administrative Code S111-10-07.

    Those statutory mandates led to the development of the procedures set forth in this manual and the
    designation of the persons who would be in charge of, and responsible for, implementing the
    registration program at their respective offices and reporting the implementation results: the BMV
    Administrator (on behalf of the registrar of motor vehicles) and the deputy registrar office manager
    (on behalf of each deputy registrar).




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                                       B M V AD M I NIST R A TOR

    The BMV’s Administrator for Deputy Registrar Services is responsible for overseeing all voter
    registration activities for the BMV. The Administrator has the following duties:


            •   Liaison. The Administrator serves as the liaison between the BMV and the Secretary of
                State.
            •   Training. The Administrator, in cooperation with the office of the Secretary of
                State, must develop a training program and provide training materials for deputy
                registrars and their employees.
            •   Reporting. According to R.C. 4503.03(J) each deputy registrar shall file a report
                semi-annually with the registrar of motor vehicles listing the number of applicants
                for licenses, the deputy has served, the number of voter registration applications
                the deputy has completed and transmitted to the board of elections, and the
                number of voter registration applications declined.
            •   Ordering supplies. The Administrator is responsible for ensuring that each deputy
                registrar’s office has a sufficient supply of voter registration forms, transmittal forms,
                posters, voter registration instructions brochures and other necessary materials.




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                      DEPUTY REGISTRAR’S OFFICE MANAGER

    Appointment
    The Office Manager for each deputy registrar’s office shall be designated by the deputy registrar to
    be in charge of, and responsible for, voter registration in that office, unless the deputy registrar
    designates, in writing to the BMV Administrator, another individual to perform these duties.


    Responsibilities
    The Office Manager has the following duties:

             •   Liaison. The Office Manager serves as the liaison between the deputy registrar’s office
                 and the board of elections in the county in which the deputy registrar’s office is located.
             •   Site employee training. Each employee at a deputy registrar’s office must be
                 trained on the operations of the voter registration program. The Office Manager shall
                 provide training to current employees and to new employees upon their arrival. The
                 Office Manager is responsible for ensuring that all the office’s employees comply with
                 the requirements of the voter registration program.
             •   Ordering supplies and display of promotional materials. The Office Manager
                 must ensure the deputy registrar’s office has an adequate supply of the materials
                 necessary to conduct the voter registration services program.
             •   Reporting. Each Office Manager must report to the board of elections the total
                 number of voter registration forms transmitted from that office. This number includes
                 the office’s computer generated forms and any other voter registration forms
                 (prescribed state and county voter registration forms) received at the deputy registrar’s
                 office.


    The Office Manager satisfies this reporting requirement by enclosing a properly completed voter
    registration transmittal form (Exhibit B) with the voter registration forms that are submitted to the
    board of elections in the county in which the deputy registrar’s agency is located. Each deputy
    registrar’s office must submit the voter registration forms with the properly completed transmittal
    form to the board of elections at least once every five (5) days.

    The Office Manager shall record (1) the number of applicants for licenses served in that office, (2)
    the number of voter registrations, change of address and change of name notices completed in that
    office by customers who apply for a driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, a State of Ohio
    identification card, or motorcycle operator’s license, or endorsement, renewal, or duplicate of any of
    these, and transmitted by the office to the board of elections and (3) the number of voter
    registration forms declined. (R.C. 4503.03 (J)) These numbers shall be reported to the
    Administrator at least semi-annually. Upon request, any additional information required by the
    Administrator shall be reported. For specific information and instruction on reporting, please see the
    “Handling Completed Voter Registration Forms” sub-section of this manual.



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                           VOTER REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

    A successful voter registration services program depends on creating and implementing a simple
    internal system that will run smoothly with little maintenance. The following checklist will help office
    managers to determine if they have established a simple and effective program.



    Checklist for Office Manager
        •   I am familiar with all aspects of the voter registration program developed by the Secretary
            of State and how the program works at the deputy registrar’s office.
        •   I have made arrangements with the BMV Administrator for initial and on-going training of
            agency personnel.
        •   I have established a system for program monitoring, reporting to the BMV Administrator,
            and transmitting the completed forms to the board of elections.
            Note: This is best accomplished by creating a written plan.
        •   I have an adequate supply of all materials I need to operate the voter registration program.
            Note: This includes voter registration forms and informational materials that may
            be provided to clients, as well as training materials for staff.




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                    S U P P L I ES F OR EA CH R E G IS TR A R ’ S OFFICE

    To implement and operate a voter registration program, each office shall have the following
    supplies:

       •   Voter registration forms:
              o The Secretary of State has prescribed the format of the computer-generated voter
                  registration form to be used by all BMV offices. (Exhibit A)
              o Deputy Registrars also must have a supply of the standard state or county (non-
                  computer-generated) voter registration forms.
       •   Transmittal forms. The transmittal form that is enclosed with this manual should be used
           by each Office Manager when submitting voter registration forms to the county board of
           elections. It may be reproduced by the Office Manager as needed. (Exhibit B)
       •   Voter Registration Instructions brochure. This brochure is to be given to any person
           who requests three or more voter registration forms from a BMV office.
           (Exhibit C)



    Procedures for ordering supplies
    The BMV is required to supply each deputy registrar with a sufficient number of voter registration
    forms. The Secretary of State has given the BMV a formatted file of the voter registration form.

    Each deputy registrar is required to maintain a sufficient supply of voter registration materials.
    Therefore, it is critical for the BMV Administrator and a deputy registrar’s Office Manager to remain
    in constant communication to ensure that an adequate supply of forms is maintained at all times.
    The BMV Administrator is responsible for allocating supplies, but the Office Manager must be aware
    of the level of supplies in each Deputy Registrar’s office and contact the Administrator promptly
    when in need of additional supplies.

        Note: A sufficient supply of forms is particularly critical during pre-election periods.
        The timely ordering of supplies ensures the year-round voter registration program
        will run smoothly.




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                                        EMPLOYEE TRAINING

    For BMV voter registration services program to be successful, all employees participating in the
    program must be adequately trained. In many cases, deputy registrars will be providing customers
    with assistance in completing voter registration forms. Training gives employees of a deputy
    registrar’s office the skills and information needed to provide this assistance. Additionally,
    arrangements to train new employees and orient existing employees to new or updated program
    information should be included in the voter registration program.

    Training shall include the following:
             •   A program overview and explanation of the voter registration programs’ goals and
                 benefits.
             •   A discussion of the roles and responsibilities of employees.
             •   A review of all materials used in the program.
             •   An education on voter registration rules and regulations, including deadlines.
             •   A step-by-step guide to completing the voter registration form.
             •   A discussion of non-partisanship and how to handle questions regarding enrollment or
                 affiliation with a political party. Employees being trained to provide voter registration
                 services must be instructed that they are required to maintain political neutrality and to
                 refrain from demonstrating political preference or party allegiance.
             •   Instructions that the decision of a customer whether to register as an elector shall be
                 given no consideration in the decision of whether to issue the customer a license, a
                 state identification card, an endorsement, a renewal, or a duplicate.
             •   Instructions that the customer should not be required to fill out any information on the
                 BMV computer-generated voter registration form which duplicates information on the
                 application for a license, identification card, or endorsement.
             •   Instructions for program maintenance (ordering supplies, program monitoring and
                 reporting).




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                           V O T E R R E G I S T R A T IO N P RO C E D U R ES

    Each deputy registrar employee shall:
       Ask each customer who is applying for a:
            • Driver’s license,
            • Commercial driver’s license,
            • State of Ohio identification card,
            • Motorcycle operator’s license,
            • Endorsement, renewal, or duplicate of any of these,
       if the customer would like to register to vote or to update a current voter registration, based on
       a change of address or name change.


       If the customer desires either to register to vote or to update his or her current voter
       registration:
             •   Print out the computer-generated voter registration form for the customer.
             •   Offer to assist the customer in filling out the additional information not automatically
                 printed on the form by the BMV computer.
             •   Instruct the customer that the form must be signed. (See detailed instructions in
                 Completing the Voter Registration Form section listed below).
             •   Inform the customer that he or she will receive notice from the county board of
                 elections concerning the status of the costumer’s voter registration application. Also
                 inform the customer that, if the notice is not received in a timely manner, the customer
                 should contact the board of elections of the county in which the customer resides.
            •    Offer to accept the customer’s completed and signed form for transmittal to the board
                 of elections.


                  C O M PL E T I N G T H E V O T E R R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M

    A. Using the computer-generated BMV form
    Inform the customer that certain information from the license application has been pre-printed on
    the voter registration form. The customer does not need to fill out any information already printed
    on the form, but the employee should ask the customer to verify the information.

    Review the form for missing information and advise the customer to fill in any missing information.
    Please refer to the voter registration form (Exhibit A) in the back of this manual to become familiar
    with the registration form requirements.
    The following instructions will help the employee to answer questions and assist the applicant in
    filling out the voter registration form:
         Box 1 and 2: “Citizenship and Age:” Must be answered. If the applicant answers “No” to
            either question, the applicant is not eligible to register to vote and may not complete the
            form.


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         Box 7: “Additional rural or mailing address:” Enter any additional address information,
            including a mailing address if different than residence address (e.g., a post office box, etc.).
         Box 10: “Ohio driver’s license number or last four digits of Social Security number:”
            If the applicant has a current Ohio’s driver’s license, that number must be entered in Box
            10. If the applicant does not have an Ohio driver’s license, the last four digits of the
            applicant’s Social Security number must be entered. If the applicant does not have either an
            Ohio’s driver’s license number or Social Security number, the applicant must enter “None” in
            Box 10.
         Box 11: “Telephone number:” Applicant enters telephone number. This is voluntary
            information, but is helpful to the county board of elections if it needs to contact the person
            concerning his or her registration.
         Box 12: “Previous address if updating current registration:” If this is a change of
            address update, applicant must fill in previous voter registration address.
         Box 13: “Change of Name Only:” If updating current registration record to reflect a name
            change, applicant must provide both previous name and previous signature.
         Box 14: “Signature:” Registration cannot be processed without the applicant’s signature. The
            applicant must affix his or her signature or mark, taking care that it does not touch
            surrounding lines of type. If the applicant’s signature is a mark, the person assisting the
            applicant completing the registration form must also include his or her name and address.

            Attorney in fact: If, by reason of disability, an applicant or elector is unable to physically
            affix his or her signature or mark to the voter registration/change of name/change of
            address form, the person whom the applicant or elector has appointed his or her attorney
            in fact under R.C. 3501.382 may sign that form on behalf of the applicant, at the direction,
            and in the presence, of the applicant or elector.

    After the customer completes the voter registration form, the employee should review the form for
    completeness and advise the customer of any missing information.

    B. Using any other voter registration form (Prescribed by state or county)
    Any deputy registrar or employee of a deputy registrar’s office who assists with the voter
    registration services program must answer questions an applicant may have about the instructions
    printed on a state or county prescribed voter registration form.
    The following instructions will help the employee to answer questions and to assist the customer in
    filling out the voter registration form:

        Box 1 and 2: “Citizenship and Age:” Must be answered. If the applicant answers “No” to
           either question, the applicant is not eligible to register to vote and may not complete the
           form.
        Box 3: “Last name, first name, middle name or initial, Jr., II, etc.:” Applicant must
           enter his or her full name. If this is a change of name, the new name must be entered in
           this space.



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        Box 4: “House number and street:” Applicant must enter his or her current street address,
           including apartment or lot number, if applicable. A homeless person may use the address
           of a shelter or other location at which the applicant has been a consistent or regular
           inhabitant and to which the applicant has the intention of returning. A post office box or
           postal service address cannot be used in place of a residence street address.
        Box 5: “City or Post office:” Applicant must enter his or her city, village or post office
           station.
        Box 6: “Zip Code:” Applicant must enter ZIP code for his or her residence address.
        Box 7: “Additional rural or mailing address:” Enter any additional address information,
           including a mailing address if different than residence address (e.g., a post office box, etc.).
        Box 8: “County where you live:” Applicant enters county of his or her residence.
        Box 9: “Birth date:” Applicant must enter his or her date of birth.
        Box 10: “Ohio driver’s license number or last four digits of Social Security number:”
           If the applicant has a current Ohio’s driver’s license, that number must be entered in Box
           10. If the applicant does not have an Ohio driver’s license, the last four digits of the
           applicant’s Social Security number must be entered. If the applicant does not have either an
           Ohio’s driver’s license number or Social Security number, the applicant must enter “None” in
           Box 10.
        Box 11: “Telephone number:” Applicant enters telephone number. This is voluntary
           information, but is helpful to the county board of elections if it needs to contact the person
           concerning his or her registration.
        Box 12: “Previous address if updating current registration:” If this is a change of
           address update, applicant must fill in previous voter registration address.
        Box 13: “Change of Name Only:” If updating current registration record to reflect a name
           change, applicant must provide both previous name and previous signature.
        Box 14: “Signature:” Registration cannot be processed without the applicant’s signature.
           The applicant must affix his or her signature or mark, taking care that it does not touch
           surrounding lines of type. If the applicant’s signature is a mark, the person assisting the
           applicant completing the registration form must also include his or her name and address.

          Attorney in fact: If, by reason of disability, an applicant or elector is unable to physically
          affix his or her signature or mark to the voter registration/change of name/change of
          address form, the person whom the applicant or elector has appointed his or her attorney in
          fact under R.C. 3501.382 may sign that form on behalf of the applicant, at the direction, and
          in the presence, of the applicant or elector.




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        P RO C ESSI N G C O M P LET E D V O T E R R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R M S

    When a voter registration form is returned, the deputy registrar or employee of the deputy
    registrar’s office places it with all other voter registration forms that are to be transmitted, pursuant
    to R.C. 3503.11, to the board of elections in the county in which the deputy registrar’s office is
    located within five (5) days after accepting the form.

    The Office Manager should process registration forms as follows:
        •   Date stamp each voter registration form that is not a computer-generated BMV form.
                 o    The date stamp shall not identify the deputy registrar’s location.
                o    The date stamp shall be placed in a blank space on the form so that it does not to
                     interfere with reading the information on the form or scanning of the signature.
                o    If no date stamp is available, the date may be written on the form.
        •   Not later than five (5) days after receipt, batch together all the voter registration forms with
            a properly completed voter registration transmittal form (Exhibit B):
                o    Insert the total number of voter registration forms received at the deputy registrar’s
                     office on the appropriate line of the transmittal form.
                o    Fill out the remaining information on the transmittal form (e.g., office name and
                     number, address, date, name of person completing the form, and phone number).
        •   Deliver in person or mail the packet containing the transmittal form and the voter
            registration forms to the board of elections in the county in which the agency is located. The
            method of transmittal must be mutually agreed upon by the agency site and the board of
            elections.
            Note: Establishing a regular routine of delivering or mailing the forms to the
            board of elections on a given day of a week helps to provide consistency of
            delivery to meet the five-day submission requirement.
        •   Every voter registration form must be transmitted to the board within five (5) days after the
            deputy registrar’s office receives it.
        •   If a deputy registrar or employee of a deputy registrar’s office has any question as to
            whether a voter registration form is completed properly, the voter registration form must be
            submitted to the board of elections, as in the case of any completed voter registration form.
            The board of elections will determine the validity of the application and, if necessary, contact
            the person named in the registration form for any additional information. No deputy
            registrar, Office Manager or employee shall destroy any voter registration form entrusted to
            that deputy registrar’s office.




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                                            REGISTRATION FACTS

    Following are some frequently asked questions regarding voter registration:


    To vote in an election in Ohio, does a person have to be registered to vote?
       Yes.

    How does a person know whether he or she is qualified to register and to vote in Ohio?
      A person is qualified to register to vote in Ohio if that person meets all the following
      requirements:
            • The person is a citizen of the United States.
            • The person will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general
               election.
            • The person will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the
               election in which the person wants to vote.
            • The person is not incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of this
               state, another state or the United States.
            • The person has not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.
            • The person has not been otherwise barred from voting in this state.


          Once a person is properly registered to vote in this state, the person may vote in elections that
          occur more than 30 consecutive days after the person registered.

    Where can I register?
      (1) In person:
         You may register in person at any of the public offices listed below:
             • Any county board of elections.
             • Office of the Secretary of State.
             • Public libraries.
             • Public high schools or vocational schools.
             • County treasurers’ offices.




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               •   At the office of any registrar or deputy registrar of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
               •   State and local offices of designated agencies that provide public assistance or
                   disability programs, including: department of job and family services, department of
                   health, department of mental health, department of developmental disabilities,
                   rehabilitation services commission, or each office that provides assistance to
                   disabled students of a state-supported college or university.


       (2) By mail:
          You may request a registration form from a board of elections or the Secretary of State’s
          office by mail, telephone, in person, or by having another person obtain it for you.

          If you have access to the Internet, you may download a voter registration application from
          the Secretary of State’s Website at http://www.sos.state.oh.us.

          You may return your completed registration application in person or via another person to any
          of the locations previously listed. You may return your completed voter registration by mail to
          the locations listed previously, with the exception of offices of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or
          its deputy registrars.

         Note: If you complete your registration application in person at an office of the Bureau of
         Motor Vehicles or one of its deputy registrars, you may return your application to an employee
         of that office, at that time. However, if you choose to take the registration application with
         you to complete and return at a later time, you must return it in person or by mail to any state
         or local office of a designated agency, to a public high school or vocational school, to a public
         library, to the office of a county treasurer, to the office of the Secretary of State, or to the
         office of a board of elections.

    What is the registration deadline?
      A voter registration form must be received by a board of elections, a Bureau of Motor Vehicles
      office, a designated agency, public library, public high school or vocational school, county
      treasurer’s office or the Secretary of State’s office at least 30 days before an election for the
      applicant to be eligible to vote in that election. Forms returned by mail to the Secretary of
      State’s office or a board of elections office must be postmarked no later than the registration
      deadline for the election. If the 30th day before the election falls on a Sunday, the registration
      deadline is extended to the next business day that is not a legal holiday.

    Does an applicant declare his or her political party affiliation at the time of registration?
      No. An elector declares his or her political party affiliation by voting in a party primary election.




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    Does an applicant ever have to re-register to vote?
      Yes, if the voter moves, changes his or her name, or fails to respond to an official notice from the
      board of elections and does not vote or update his or her voter registration at least once during a
      period of four years, including two federal elections, after the board of elections mails the notice.

    What if an applicant has moved or changed his or her name?
      A voter must notify the board of elections if there are any changes to the voter’s registration
      information. All that is needed is for the voter to fill out another voter registration form with the
      changes in information and submit it in the same manner as an original voter registration
      application.

       Additionally, a person may change the voter’s registration information and vote a provisional
       ballot by filing a notice of change of residence or name with the board of elections:
             • At any time during office hours during the 28 days prior to a general, primary or special
                  election (or 25 days prior to a presidential primary election).
             • Until noon on the Saturday before the election.
             • On Monday, the day prior to the election, during its normal office hours.
             • On Election Day, during the time that the polls are open. On Election Day, in addition to
                  the board office, you may chose to submit your change and vote a provisional ballot at
                  your new precinct or at a site designated by the board of elections.

    Can a person register if he or she is illiterate?
      Yes. If the applicant is unable to read or write wishes to register or update an existing
      registration, you can read the instructions to the applicant and help him or her complete the
      form. If the applicant is unable to sign, then pursuant to R.C. 3503.14, the applicant is allowed
      to mark an “X” in the signature box indicating his or her intent to register to vote or to update a
      current voter registration. If the applicant registers in this manner, the employee helping must
      sign the applicant name in the signature box, and then sign the employee’s own name in the
      space provided. If an applicant is unable to make a mark, the applicant must indicate in some
      manner his or her desire to register to vote or update a current registration. The employee shall
      sign the applicant’s name and the employee’s own name and attest that the applicant desires to
      register or update his or her current voter registration.


    Attorney in fact: If, by reason of disability, an applicant or elector is unable to physically affix his or
       her signature or mark to the voter registration/change of name/change of address form, the
       person whom the applicant or elector has appointed his or her attorney in fact pursuant R.C.
       3501.382 may sign that form on behalf of the applicant, at the direction, and in the presence, of
       the applicant or elector.




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    Who is a United States citizen?
      • Anyone born in the United States, except a child of a foreign diplomat, is a U.S. citizen. For
          purposes of citizenship, being born in the United States includes the 50 states, District of
          Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and America Samoa.

        •   Immigrants who are granted citizenship status by the United States Citizenship and
            Immigration Services (USCIS), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


    There are certain circumstances when an individual automatically becomes a U.S. citizen, such as:

        •   Minor children who acquire U.S. citizenship automatically when a parent is naturalized.
            (The citizenship of such children may be overlooked, because they may never have been
            documented as U.S. citizens.)

        •   Children born outside of the United States, whose parents were U.S. citizens at the time of
            the children’s birth. Foreign-born children of U.S. citizens become citizens by the operation
            of laws passed by Congress and are called “derivative or statutory citizens.”




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    Exhibit A
                                            EXHIBITS
    (VOTER REGISTRATION FORM)




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    Exhibit B
                                         Bureau of Motor Vehicles
                                    Voter Registration Transmittal Form

    Agency Name

    Agency Address


                                                                                For Board Use Only
                                                                                    Duplicates


    Transmission Date

    Number of Registration Forms




    Agency Designee Signature

    Title

    Phone Number



    Comments or Explanation




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    Exhibit C
    (VOTER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS BROCHURE)




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    Exhibit D

(VOTER REGISTRATION NOTIFICATION POSTER)




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                          National V o t e r R e gistration A ct o f 1993
                            P ublic L a w 1 0 3 - 3 1 – 4 2 U S C 1973

    Sec. 1973gg-5. – Sec. 7 Voter registration agencies
    (a) Designation
        (1) Each State shall designate agencies for the registration of voters in elections for Federal
            office.
        (2) Each State shall designate as voter registration agencies -
            (A) all offices in the State that provide public assistance; and
            (B) all offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing
                 services to persons with disabilities.
        (3) (A) In addition to voter registration agencies designated under paragraph (2), each
             State shall designate other offices within the State as voter registration agencies.
            (B) Voter registration agencies designated under subparagraph (A) may include -
                 (i) State or local government offices such as public libraries, public schools, offices of city
                      and county clerks (including marriage license bureaus), fishing and hunting license
                      bureaus, government revenue offices, unemployment compensation offices, and
                      offices not described in paragraph (2)(B) that provide services to persons with
                      disabilities; and
                (ii) Federal and nongovernmental offices, with the agreement of such offices.
        (4) (A) At each voter registration agency, the following services shall be made available:
                (i) Distribution of mail voter registration application forms in accordance with paragraph
                      (6).
                (ii) Assistance to applicants in completing voter registration application forms, unless the
                      applicant refuses such assistance.
                (iii) Acceptance of completed voter registration application forms for transmittal to the
                      appropriate State election official.
            (B) If a voter registration agency designated under paragraph (2)(B) provides services to a
                 person with a disability at the person’s home, the agency shall provide the services
                 described in subparagraph (A) at the person’s home.
        (5) A person who provides service described in paragraph (4) shall not -
            (A) seek to influence an applicant’s political preference or party registration;
            (B) display any such political preference or party allegiance;
            (C) make any statement to an applicant or take any action the purpose or effect of which is
                 to discourage the applicant from registering to vote; or
            (D) make any statement to an applicant or take any action the purpose or effect of which is
                 to lead the applicant to believe that a decision to register or not to register has any
                 bearing on the availability of services or benefits.
        (6) A voter registration agency that is an office that provides service or assistance in addition to
            conducting voter registration shall -
            (A) distribute with each application for such service or assistance, and with each
                 recertification, renewal, or change of address form relating to such service or assistance -

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               (i) the mail voter registration application form described in section 1973gg-7(a)(2) of
                     this title, including a statement that -
                          (I) specifies each eligibility requirement (including citizenship);
                          (II) contains an attestation that the applicant meets each such
                                requirement; and
                         (III) requires the signature of the applicant, under penalty of perjury; or
               (ii) the office’s own form if it is equivalent to the form described in section 1973gg-
                     7(a)(2) of this title,
               unless the applicant, in writing, declines to register to vote;
           (B) provide a form that includes -
               (i) the question, “If you are not registered to vote where you live now, would you like to
                     apply to register to vote here today?’’;
               (ii) if the agency provides public assistance, the statement, “Applying to register or
                     declining to register to vote will not affect the amount of assistance that you will be
                     provided by this agency.’’;
               (iii) boxes for the applicant to check to indicate whether the applicant would like to
                     register or declines to register to vote (failure to check either box being deemed to
                     constitute a declination to register for purposes of subparagraph (C)), together with
                     the statement (in close proximity to the boxes and in prominent type), “IF YOU DO
                     NOT CHECK EITHER BOX, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE DECIDED NOT TO
                     REGISTER TO VOTE AT THIS TIME.’’;
               (iv) the statement, “If you would like help in filling out the voter registration application
                     form, we will help you. The decision whether to seek or accept help is yours. You
                     may fill out the application form in private.’’; and
               (v) the statement, “If you believe that someone has interfered with your right to register
                     or to decline to register to vote, your right to privacy in deciding whether to register
                     or in applying to register to vote, or your right to choose your own political party or
                     other political preference, you may file a complaint with _ _ _ _ _.’’, the blank being
                     filled by the name, address, and telephone number of the appropriate official to
                     whom such a complaint should be addressed; and
           (C) provide to each applicant who does not decline to register to vote the same degree of
               assistance with regard to the completion of the registration application form as is
               provided by the office with regard to the completion of its own forms, unless the
               applicant refuses such assistance.
       (7) No information relating to a declination to register to vote in connection with an application
           made at an office described in paragraph (6) may be used for any purpose other than voter
           registration.

    (b) Federal Government and private sector cooperation.
    All departments, agencies, and other entities of the executive branch of the Federal Government
    shall, to the greatest extent practicable, cooperate with the States in carrying out subsection (a) of
    this section, and all nongovernmental entities are encouraged to do so.


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     (c) Armed Forces recruitment offices
        (1) Each State and the Secretary of Defense shall jointly develop and implement procedures for
            persons to apply to register to vote at recruitment offices of the Armed Forces of the United
            States.
        (2) A recruitment office of the Armed Forces of the United States shall be considered to be a
            voter registration agency designated under subsection (a)(2) of this section for all purposes
            of this subchapter.
    (d) Transmittal deadline
        (1) Subject to paragraph (2), a completed registration application accepted at a voter
            registration agency shall be transmitted to the appropriate State election official not later
            than 10 days after the date of acceptance.
        (2) If a registration application is accepted within 5 days before the last day for registration to
            vote in an election, the application shall be transmitted to the appropriate State election
            official not later than 5 days after the date of acceptance.




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                                      R E V I S ED C O D E O F O H I O

    RE:     Voter registration duties of registrar of motor vehicles and deputy registrars
            (Elections Title)

    R.C. 3503.11

    When any person applies for a driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, a state of Ohio
    identification card issued under section 4507.50 of the Revised Code, or motorcycle operator’s
    license or endorsement, or the renewal or duplicate of any license or endorsement under Chapter
    4506. or 4507. of the Revised Code, the registrar of motor vehicles or deputy registrar shall offer the
    applicant the opportunity to register to vote or to update the applicant’s voter registration. The
    registrar of motor vehicles or deputy registrar also shall make available to all other customers voter
    registration applications and change of residence and change of name forms, but is not required to
    offer assistance to these customers in completing a voter registration application or other form.

    The registrar or deputy registrar shall send any completed registration application or any completed
    change of residence or change of name form to the board of elections of the county in which the
    office of the registrar or deputy registrar is located, within five days after accepting the application
    or other form.

    The registrar shall collect from each deputy registrar through the reports filed under division (J) of
    section 4503.03 of the Revised Code and transmit to the secretary of state information on the
    number of voter registration applications and change of residence or change of name forms
    completed or declined, and any additional information required by the secretary of state to comply
    with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. No information relating to an applicant’s decision to
    decline to register or update the applicant’s voter registration at the office of the registrar or deputy
    registrar may be used for any purpose other than voter registration record-keeping required by the
    secretary of state, and all such information shall be kept confidential.

    The secretary of state shall prescribe voter registration applications and change of residence and
    change of name forms for use by the bureau of motor vehicles. The bureau of motor vehicles shall
    supply all of its deputy registrars with a sufficient number of voter registration applications and
    change of residence and change of name forms.

    Effective: 05-02-2006




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    RE:       Registration or updating registration

    R.C. 3503.19

    (A) Persons qualified to register or to change their registration because of a change of address or
        change of name may register or change their registration in person at any state or local office of
        a designated agency, at the office of the registrar or any deputy registrar of motor vehicles, at a
        public high school or vocational school, at a public library, at the office of a county treasurer, or
        at a branch office established by the board of elections, or in person, through another person, or
        by mail at the office of the secretary of state or at the office of a board of elections. A registered
        elector may also change the elector’s registration on election day at any polling place where the
        elector is eligible to vote, in the manner provided under section 3503.16 of the Revised Code.

          Any state or local office of a designated agency, the office of the registrar or any deputy
          registrar of motor vehicles, a public high school or vocational school, a public library, or the
          office of a county treasurer shall transmit any voter registration application or change of
          registration form that it receives to the board of elections of the county in which the state or
          local office is located, within five days after receiving the voter registration application or change
          of registration form.

          An otherwise valid voter registration application that is returned to the appropriate office other
          than by mail must be received by a state or local office of a designated agency, the office of the
          registrar or any deputy registrar of motor vehicles, a public high school or vocational school, a
          public library, the office of a county treasurer, the office of the secretary of state, or the office of
          a board of elections no later than the thirtieth day preceding a primary, special, or general
          election for the person to qualify as an elector eligible to vote at that election. An otherwise valid
          registration application received after that day entitles the elector to vote at all subsequent
          elections.

          Any state or local office of a designated agency, the office of the registrar or any deputy
          registrar of motor vehicles, a public high school or vocational school, a public library, or the
          office of a county treasurer shall date stamp a registration application or change of name or
          change of address form it receives using a date stamp that does not disclose the identity of the
          state or local office that receives the registration.

          Voter registration applications, if otherwise valid, that are returned by mail to the office of the
          secretary of state or to the office of a board of elections must be postmarked no later than the
          thirtieth day preceding a primary, special, or general election in order for the person to qualify
          as an elector eligible to vote at that election. If an otherwise valid voter registration application
          that is returned by mail does not bear a postmark or a legible postmark, the registration shall be
          valid for that election if received by the office of the secretary of state or the office of a board of
          elections no later than twenty-five days preceding any special, primary, or general election.



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    (B)(1) Any person may apply in person, by telephone, by mail, or through another person for
       voter registration forms to the office of the secretary of state or the office of a board of
       elections.

       (2) (a) An applicant may return the applicant’s completed registration form in person or by mail
              to any state or local office of a designated agency, to a public high school or vocational
              school, to a public library, to the office of a county treasurer, to the office of the secretary
              of state, or to the office of a board of elections.
           *(b) Subject to division (B)(2)(c) of this section, an applicant may return the applicant’s
               completed registration form through another person to any board of elections or the
               office of the secretary of state.
           *(c) A person who receives compensation for registering a voter shall return any registration
               form entrusted to that person by an applicant to any board of elections or to the office of
               the secretary of state.
           (d) If a board of elections or the office of the secretary of state receives a registration form
               under division (B)(2)(b) or (c) of this section before the thirtieth day before an election,
               the board or the office of the secretary of state, as applicable, shall forward the
               registration to the board of elections of the county in which the applicant is seeking to
               register to vote within ten days after receiving the application. If a board of elections or
               the office of the secretary of state receives a registration form under division (B)(2)(b) or
               (c) of this section on or after the thirtieth day before an election, the board or the office
               of the secretary of state, as applicable, shall forward the registration to the board of
               elections of the county in which the applicant is seeking to register to vote within thirty
               days after that election.

    (C)(1) A board of elections that receives a voter registration application and is satisfied as to the
           truth of the statements made in the registration form shall register the applicant not later
           than twenty business days after receiving the application, unless that application is received
           during the thirty days immediately preceding the day of an election. The board shall promptly
           notify the applicant in writing of each of the following:
            (a) The applicant’s registration;
            (b) The precinct in which the applicant is to vote;
            (c) In bold type as follows:
                “Voters must bring identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may
                include a current and valid photo identification; a military identification, or a copy of a
                current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government
                document, other than a notice of election or a voter registration notification sent by a
                board of elections, that shows the voter’s name and current address. Voters who do not
                provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits
                of the voter’s social security number and by casting a provisional ballot. Voters who do
                not have any of these forms of identification, including a social security number, will still
                be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing to the voter’s identity under penalty of
                election falsification and by casting a provisional ballot.”


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       The notification shall be by nonforwardable mail. If the mail is returned to the board, it shall
       investigate and cause the notification to be delivered to the correct address.

       (2) If, after investigating as required under division (C)(1) of this section, the board is unable to
           verify the voter’s correct address, it shall cause the voter’s name in the official registration list
           and in the poll list or signature pollbook to be marked to indicate that the voter’s notification
           was returned to the board.

           At the first election at which a voter whose name has been so marked appears to vote, the
           voter shall be required to provide identification to the election officials and to vote by
           provisional ballot under section 3505.181 of the Revised Code. If the provisional ballot is
           counted pursuant to division (B)(3) of section 3505.183 of the Revised Code, the board shall
           correct that voter’s registration, if needed, and shall remove the indication that the voter’s
           notification was returned from that voter’s name on the official registration list and on the
           poll list or signature pollbook. If the provisional ballot is not counted pursuant to division
           (B)(4)(a)(i), (v), or (vi) of section 3505.183 of the Revised Code, the voter’s registration shall
           be canceled. The board shall notify the voter by United States mail of the cancellation.

       (3) If a notice of the disposition of an otherwise valid registration application is sent by
           nonforwardable mail and is returned undelivered, the person shall be registered as provided
           in division (C)(2) of this section and sent a confirmation notice by forwardable mail. If the
           person fails to respond to the confirmation notice, update the person’s registration, or vote
           by provisional ballot as provided in division (C)(2) of this section in any election during the
           period of two federal elections subsequent to the mailing of the confirmation notice, the
           person’s registration shall be canceled.

    Effective: 09-22-2008

    *Secretary of State’s Note: A recent federal court case prohibits certain provisions of Am. Sub.
                                   th
    H.B. 3 as enacted by the 127 Ohio General Assembly from being applied to persons who are
    compensated for assisting with voter registration.

    RE:    Distribution of Secretary of State’s voter registration information brochure

    R.C. 3503.28

    (A) The secretary of state shall develop an information brochure regarding voter registration. The
    brochure shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following information:
        (1) The applicable deadlines for registering to vote or for returning an applicant’s completed
            registration form;
        (2) The applicable deadline for returning an applicant’s completed registration form if the person
            returning the form is being compensated for registering voters;



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        (3) The locations to which a person may return an applicant’s completed registration form;
       *(4) The location to which a person who is compensated for registering voters may return an
           applicant’s completed registration form;
       *(5) The registration and affirmation requirements applicable to persons who are compensated
           for registering voters under section 3503.29 of the Revised Code;
       (6) A notice, which shall be written in bold type, stating as follows: “Voters must bring
           identification to the polls in order to verify identity. Identification may include a current and
           valid photo identification; a military identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank
           statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document, other than a notice
           of election or a voter registration notification sent by a board of elections, that shows the
           voter’s name and current address. Voters who do not provide one of these documents will
           still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of the voter’s social security number and
           by casting a provisional ballot. Voters who do not have any of these forms of identification,
           including a social security number, will still be able to vote by signing an affirmation swearing
           to the voter’s identity under penalty of election falsification and by casting a provisional
           ballot.”

    (B) Except as otherwise provided in division (D) of this section, a board of elections, designated
         agency, public high school, public vocational school, public library, office of a county treasurer,
         or deputy registrar of motor vehicles shall distribute a copy of the brochure developed under
         division (A) of this section to any person who requests more than two voter registration forms
         at one time.

    (C)(1) The secretary of state shall provide the information required to be included in the brochure
            developed under division (A) of this section to any person who prints a voter registration
            form that is made available on a website of the office of the secretary of state.
       (2) If a board of elections operates and maintains a website, the board shall provide the
           information required to be included in the brochure developed under division (A) of this
           section to any person who prints a voter registration form that is made available on that
           website.

    (D) A board of elections shall not be required to distribute a copy of a brochure under division (B) of
         this section to any of the following officials or employees who are requesting more than two
         voter registration forms at one time in the course of the official’s or employee’s normal duties:
       (1) An election official;
       (2) A county treasurer;
       (3) A deputy registrar of motor vehicles;
       (4) An employee of a designated agency;
       (5) An employee of a public high school;
       (6) An employee of a public vocational school;
       (7) An employee of a public library;
       (8) An employee of the office of a county treasurer;



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         (9) An employee of the bureau of motor vehicles;
        (10) An employee of a deputy registrar of motor vehicles;
        (11) An employee of an election official.
    (E) As used in this section, “registering voters” includes any effort, for compensation, to provide
        voter registration forms or to assist persons in completing or returning those forms.

    Effective: 09-22-2008

    *Secretary of State’s Note: A recent federal court case prohibits certain provisions of Am. Sub.
                                   th
    H.B. 3 as enacted by the 127 Ohio General Assembly from being applied to persons who are
    compensated for assisting with voter registration.



    RE:     Voter registration duties of registrar and deputy registrars (Motor Vehicle’s Title)

    R.C. 4501.023

    (A) The registrar of motor vehicles shall designate an employee of the bureau of motor vehicles to
    be in charge of and responsible for voter registration within the bureau. Each deputy registrar of
    motor vehicles shall designate an employee in that deputy registrar’s office to be in charge of and
    responsible for voter registration within that office.

    (B) The registrar shall provide, in cooperation with the secretary of state, a training program and
    materials for initial training in voter registration and for ongoing training for all deputy registrars and
    their employees.

    (C) The registrar shall report to the secretary of state at least once annually the number of
    applicants for licenses served and the number of voter registration transactions completed and
    transmitted to the board of elections by the registrar and all deputy registrars.

    Effective 01-01-1995




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                                OHIO A DMI N I S TR A TIVE C O D E

    111-10-07

    (A) The registrar of motor vehicles shall designate the deputy administrator for the deputy registrar
    services section to be in charge of and responsible for voter registration within the bureau of motor
    vehicles. The deputy administrator may designate other employees within the section to assist in
    voter registration. The deputy administrator shall provide, in cooperation with the secretary of state,
    a training program and materials for training in voter registration for deputy registrars and their
    employees.

    (B )The office manager appointed by each deputy registrar shall be in charge of and responsible for
    voter registration within that agency unless the deputy registrar notifies the registrar in writing that
    he has designated another individual to serve in that capacity.

    (C) When any person applies for a driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, a state of Ohio
    identification card, or motorcycle operator’s license or endorsement, or the renewal or duplicate of
    any license or endorsement under Chapter 4506. or 4507. of the Revised Code, the employee of the
    registrar or deputy registrar receiving the application shall offer the applicant the opportunity to
    register to vote or update his voter registration if the applicant is eligible and wishes to do so, and
    assistance in completing the voter registration form if so requested.

    The applicant shall not be required to fill out any portion of the voter registration form that requests
    information that duplicates information on the application for a license, identification card or
    endorsement. Such information shall be printed on the form by the deputy registrar.

    (D) The registrar or deputy registrar shall enter the date each registration application, change of
    name notice, or change of address form is received. The date may be entered by use of a date
    stamp or may be typed or printed upon the document. The date stamp or date entry shall not
    disclose the identity of the office which entered it.

    (E) The registrar or deputy registrar shall send any completed registration application, change of
    residence notice, or change of name notice to the board of elections of the county in which the
    office of the registrar or deputy registrar is located, within five days after accepting the application
    or notice.
    (F) Each deputy registrar shall record the number of applicants for licenses he has served, the
    number of voter registrations, change of address notices and change of name notices he has
    completed and transmitted to the board of elections, and the number of voter registration
    applications declined and shall file a report with the registrar listing all those numbers. The report
    shall be filed semi-annually or more frequently as prescribed by the registrar. Upon request of the
    registrar, each deputy registrar shall report any additional information required by the secretary of
    state to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, as amended.



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     (G) The registrar shall collect the reports from each deputy registrar and shall report and transmit
    to the secretary of state at least once annually information on the number of applicants for licenses
    and the numbers of voter registrations, change of residence notices, and change of name notices
    completed, and the number of voter registration applications declined, and any additional
    information required by the secretary of state to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of
    1993, as amended.

    (H) No information relating to an applicant’s decision to decline to register or update his voter
    registration at the office of the registrar of deputy registrar may be used for any purpose other than
    voter registration record keeping required by the secretary of state, and all such information shall be
    kept confidential.

    (I) The bureau of motor vehicles shall supply all of its deputy registrars with a sufficient number of
    voter registration applications, change of residence notices, and change of name notices as
    prescribed by the secretary of state.

    (J) The decision of any applicant whether to register as an elector shall be given no consideration in
    the decision whether to issue him a license, a state identification card, an endorsement, a renewal,
    or a duplicate.

    (K) In addition to other provisions set forth in this rule, each deputy registrar shall maintain a supply
    of voter registration applications, change of address notices, and change of name notices and shall
    provide them to any individual upon request. Each deputy shall display in a prominent place a notice
    that voter registration applications and change of address or name notices are available at the
    agency.

    HISTORY: Eff 12-22-94 (Emer.); 5-27-95
    Rule promulgated under: R.C .119.03
    Rule authorized by: R.C. 3501.05(T)
    Rule amplifies: R.C. 3503.11, 4501.023, 4503.03, 4506.07, 4507.06, 4507.51




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                                 County Boards of Elections Directory
ADAMS COUNTY                                      ALLEN COUNTY
215 N. Cross St., Room 103                        204 N. Main St.
West Union, OH 45693                              Lima, OH 45801
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 544-2633                         Telephone: (419) 223-8530
Fax: (937) 544-5111                               Fax: (419) 222-0311
E-mail: adams@sos.state.oh.us                     E-mail: allen@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.adamscountyboe.com                   Website: www.allencountyohio.com/boe/boe.php



ASHLAND COUNTY                                    ASHTABULA COUNTY
110 Cottage St.                                   8 W. Walnut St.
Ashland, OH 44805                                 Jefferson, OH 44047
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 282-4224                         Telephone: (440) 576-6915
Fax: (419) 282-4260                               Fax: (440) 576-1445
E-mail: ashland@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: elections@co.ashtabula.oh.us
Website: www.ashlandboe.com                       Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/ashtabula



ATHENS COUNTY                                     AUGLAIZE COUNTY
15 S. Court St., Room 130                         209 S. Blackhoof, Room 205
Athens , OH 45701                                 Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 592-3201                         Telephone: (419) 739-6720
Fax: (740) 592-3262                               Fax: (419) 739-6721
E-mail: athens@sos.state.oh.us                    E-mail: auglaize@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.athenscountygovernment.com/boe       Website: www2.auglaizecounty.org/departments/board-of-elections




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BELMONT COUNTY                                    BROWN COUNTY
103 Plaza Dr., Suite B                            Administration Building
St. Clairsville, OH 43950                         800 Mt. Orab Pk., Suite 111
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               Georgetown, OH 45121
(Monday - Friday)                                 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (740) 526-0188                         (Monday - Friday)
Fax: (740) 526-0512                               Telephone: (937) 378-3008
E-mail: belmont@sos.state.oh.us                   Fax: (937) 378-6457
Website: sites.google.com/site/belmontcountyboe   E-mail: brown@sos.state.oh.us
                                                  Website: www.electionsonthe.net/Oh/Brown



BUTLER COUNTY                                     CARROLL COUNTY
1802 Princeton Rd.                                Courthouse
Hamilton, OH 45011                                119 S. Lisbon St., Suite 102
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               Carrollton, OH 44615
(Monday - Friday)                                 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (513) 887-3700                         (Monday - Friday)
Fax: (513) 887-5535                               Telephone: (330) 627-2610
E-mail: butler@sos.state.oh.us                    Fax: (330) 627-5387
Website: www.butlercountyelections.org            E-mail: carroll@sos.state.oh.us
                                                  Website: www.carrollcountyboe.com



CHAMPAIGN COUNTY                                  CLARK COUNTY
1512 South U.S. Hwy 68, Suite L100                3130 E. Main St.
Urbana, OH 43078                                  Springfield, OH 45501
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 484-1575                         Telephone: (937) 521-2120
Fax: (937) 484-1578                               Fax: (937) 328-2603
E-mail: champaig@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: elections@clarkcountyohio.gov
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/OH/CHAMPAIGN      Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/clark




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CLERMONT COUNTY                                   CLINTON COUNTY
76 S. Riverside Dr.                               46 S. South St., 1st Floor
Batavia, OH 45103                                 Wilmington, OH 45177
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (513) 732-7275                         Telephone: (937) 382-3537
Fax: (513) 732-7330                               Fax: (937) 383-3538
E-mail: clermont@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: vote@cinci.rr.com
Website: www.clermontelections.org                Website: www.electionsonthe.net/Oh/Clinton



COLUMBIANA COUNTY                                 COSHOCTON COUNTY
41 N. Park Ave.                                   724 S. Seventh St., Room 100
Lisbon, OH 44432                                  Coshocton, OH 43812
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (330) 424-1448 x1652                   Telephone: (740) 622-1117
Fax: (330) 424-6661                               Fax: (740) 623-6524
E-mail: columbia@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: coshocto@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.columbianacounty.org/BOE/index.htm   Website: www.coshoctoncounty.net/agency/boe/index.php



CRAWFORD COUNTY                                   CUYAHOGA COUNTY
130 N. Walnut St., Suite A                        2925 Euclid Ave.
Bucyrus, OH 44820                                 Cleveland, OH 44115
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 562-8721                         Telephone: (216) 443-3200
Fax: (419) 562-2235                               Fax: (216) 443-6633
E-mail: crawford@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: electioninfo@cuyahogacounty.us
Website: sites.google.com/site/crawfordboe/home   Website: boe.cuyahogacounty.us




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DARKE COUNTY                                           DEFIANCE COUNTY
300 Garst Ave.                                         1300 E. Second St., Suite 103
Greenville, OH 45331                                   Defiance, OH 43512
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                    Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                      (Monday - Friday)
(Closes at noon - Thursdays in June, July and August   Telephone: (419) 782-8543
only)                                                  Fax: (419) 782-5773
Telephone: (937) 548-1835                              E-mail: defiance@sos.state.oh.us
Fax: (937) 548-2820                                    Website: www.defiance-county.com/boardofelections/index.html
E-mail: darke@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/Darke



DELAWARE COUNTY                                        ERIE COUNTY
2079 U.S. 23 North                                     2900 Columbus Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015                                     Sandusky, OH 44870
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                    Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                      (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 833-2080                              Telephone: (419) 627-7601
Fax: (740) 833-2079                                    Fax: (419) 626-0034
E-mail: delaware@sos.state.oh.us                       E-mail: erie@sos.state.oh.us
Website:www.co.delaware.oh.us/boe/index.asp            Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/Erie


FAIRFIELD COUNTY                                       FAYETTE COUNTY
951 Liberty Dr.                                        133 S. Main St., Suite 404
Lancaster, OH 43130                                    Washington Court House, OH 43160
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                    Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                      (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 652-7000 or (614) 322-5270            Telephone: (740) 335-1190
Fax: (740) 681-4727                                    Fax: (740) 333-3574
E-mail: fairfiel@sos.state.oh.us                       E-mail: fayette@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.fairfieldelections.com                    Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/fayette




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FRANKLIN COUNTY                                  FULTON COUNTY
280 E. Broad St., 1st Floor                      525 N. Shoop Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215                               Wauseon, OH 43567
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (614) 462-3100                        Telephone: (419) 335-6841
Fax: (614) 462-3489                              Fax: (419) 337-2363
E-mail: boe@vote.franklincountyohio.gov          E-mail: fulton@sos.state.oh.us
Website: vote.franklincountyohio.gov             Website: www.fultoncountyoh.com/county_agencies/
                                                 board_elections/board_elections.htm



GALLIA COUNTY                                    GEAUGA COUNTY
Courthouse                                       470 Center St. - Building 6A
18 Locust St., 2nd Floor                         Chardon, OH 44024
Gallipolis, OH 45631                             Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              (Monday - Friday)
(Monday - Friday)                                Telephone: (440) 279-2030
Telephone: (740) 446-1600                        Fax: (440) 285-0959
Fax: (740) 441-2049                              E-mail: geauga@sos.state.oh.us
E-mail: gallia@sos.state.oh.us                   Website: www.co.geauga.oh.us/Departments/BOE/main.aspx
Website: www.gallianet.net/Gallia/BOE.htm



GREENE COUNTY                                    GUERNSEY COUNTY
651 Dayton-Xenia Rd.                             627 Wheeling Ave., Suite 101
Xenia, OH 45385                                  Cambridge, OH 43725
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 562-7478                        Telephone: (740) 432-2680
Fax: (937) 562-7477                              Fax: (740) 433-6784
E-mail: greene@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: guernsey@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.co.greene.oh.us/BOE                 Website: sites.google.com/site/guernseycountyboe/Home




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HAMILTON COUNTY                                  HANCOCK COUNTY
824 Broadway                                     201 E. Lincoln St., Rear
Cincinnati, OH 45202                             Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (513) 632-7000                        Telephone: (419) 422-3245
Fax: (513) 579-0988                              Fax: (419) 424-7293
E-mail: hamilton@sos.state.oh.us                 E-mail: bdelections@co.hancock.oh.us
Website: www.votehamiltoncounty.org              Website: www.hancockboardofelections.com



HARDIN COUNTY                                    HARRISON COUNTY
One Courthouse Sq., Suite 170                    538 N. Main St., Suite B
Kenton, OH 43326                                 Cadiz, OH 43907
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 674-2211                        Telephone: (740) 942-8866
Fax: (419) 674-2213                              Fax: (740) 942-8531
E-mail: hardin@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: harrison@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.hardincountyelections.com           Website: sites.google.com/site/harrisoncountyboe



HENRY COUNTY                                     HIGHLAND COUNTY
1827 Oakwood Ave.                                1575 N. High St., Suite 200
Napoleon, OH 43545                               Hillsboro, OH 45133
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 592-7956                        Telephone: (937) 393-9961
Fax: (419) 592-7957                              Fax: (937) 393-5854
E-mail: henry@sos.state.oh.us                    E-mail: highland@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.henrycoelections.com                Website: highlandcountyelections.com




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HOCKING COUNTY                                   HOLMES COUNTY
1 E. Main St.                                    75 E. Clinton St., Suite 108
Logan, OH 43138                                  Millersburg, OH 44654
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 380-8683                        Telephone: (330) 674-5921
Fax: (740) 380-3712                              Fax: (330) 674-5978
E-mail: hocking@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: holmes@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.hockingcountyboe.org                Website: www.holmescountyboardofelections.com



HURON COUNTY                                     JACKSON COUNTY
County Administration Building                   275 Portsmouth St., Suite 2
180 Milan Ave., Suite 4                          Jackson, OH 45640
Norwalk, OH 44857                                Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              (Monday - Friday)
(Monday - Thursday)                              Telephone: (740) 286-2905
Telephone: (419) 668-8238                        Fax: (740) 288-3631
Fax: (419) 668-8710                              E-mail: jackson@sos.state.oh.us
E-mail: huron@sos.state.oh.us                    Website: sites.google.com/site/jacksoncountyboe
Website: www.huroncountyboe.com


JEFFERSON COUNTY                                 KNOX COUNTY
117 N. Third St.                                 117 E. High St., Suite 210
Steubenville, OH 43952                           Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 283-8522                        Telephone: (740) 393-6716
Fax: (740) 283-8640                              Fax: (740) 393-6717
E-mail: jefferso@sos.state.oh.us                 E-mail: knox@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/jefferson     Website: www.co.knox.oh.us/offices/boe




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LAKE COUNTY                                      LAWRENCE COUNTY
105 Main St.                                     Veterans Square
Painesville, OH 44077                            111 S. Fourth St.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Ironton, OH 45638
(Monday - Friday)                                Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: (440) 350-2700                        (Monday - Friday)
Fax: (440) 350-2670                              Telephone: (740) 532-0444
E-mail: lake@sos.state.oh.us                     Fax: (740) 533-2730
Website: www.lakeelections.com                   E-mail: lawrence@sos.state.oh.us
                                                 Website: www.lawrencecountyohio.org/



LICKING COUNTY                                   LOGAN COUNTY
County Administration Building                   255 S. Main St.
20 S. Second St.                                 Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Newark, OH 43058                                 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.              (Monday - Friday)
(Monday - Friday)                                Telephone: (937) 599-7255
Telephone: (740) 670-5080                        Fax: (937) 599-7270
Fax: (740) 670-5081                              E-mail: elections@co.logan.oh.us
E-mail: licking@sos.state.oh.us                  Website: co.logan.oh.us/elections
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/licking



LORAIN COUNTY                                    LUCAS COUNTY
1985 North Ridge Rd. E                           One Government Center, Suite 300
Lorain, OH 44055                                 Toledo, OH 43604
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (440) 326-5900                        Telephone: (419) 213-4001
Fax (440) 326-5931                               Fax: (419) 213-4069
E-mail: lorain@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: boe@co.lucas.oh.us
Website: www.loraincountyelections.com           Website: www.lucascountyvotes.org




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MADISON COUNTY                                   MAHONING COUNTY
117 W. High St., Suite 102                       2801 Market St.
London, OH 43140                                 Youngstown, OH 44507
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 852-9424                        Telephone: (330) 783-2474
Fax: (740) 852-7131                              Fax: (330) 783-2801
E-mail: electionboard@co.madison.oh.us           E-mail: mahoning@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.co.madison.oh.us/15001/index.html   Website: www.mahoningcountyoh.gov/DepartmentsAgencies/
                                                 Departments/BoardofElections/tabid/740/Default.aspx



MARION COUNTY                                    MEDINA COUNTY
222 W. Center St.                                4210 N. Jefferson St.
Marion, OH 43302                                 Medina, OH 44256
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 223-4090                        Telephone: (330) 722-9278
Fax: (740) 223-4099                              Fax: (330) 722-9299
E-mail: marion@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: medina@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.marionelections.com                 Website: www.boe.co.medina.oh.us



MEIGS COUNTY                                     MERCER COUNTY
117 E. Memorial Dr., Suite 1                     101 N. Main St., Room 107
Pomeroy, OH 45769                                Celina, OH 45822
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - noon                   Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday)
and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)      8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 992-2697                        Telephone: (419) 586-2215
Fax: (740) 992-2645                              Fax: (419) 586-2748
E-mail: meigs@sos.state.oh.us                    E-mail: mercer@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/meigs         Website: www.mercercountyohio.org/elections/




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MIAMI COUNTY                                      MONROE COUNTY
Courthouse                                        47084 Black Walnut Pkwy., Suite 3
215 W. Main St.                                   Woodsfield, OH 43793
Troy, OH 45373                                    Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               (Monday - Friday)
(Monday - Friday)                                 Telephone: (740) 472-0929
Telephone: (937) 440-3900                         Fax: (740) 472-2517
Fax: (937) 440-3901                               E-mail: monroe@sos.state.oh.us
E-mail: elections55@co.miami.oh.us                Website: sites.google.com/site/monroecountyboe
Website: www.miamicountyelections.org



MONTGOMERY COUNTY                                 MORGAN COUNTY
451 W. Third St.                                  155 E. Main St., Room 157
Dayton, OH 45481                                  McConnelsville, OH 43756
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                 (Monday-Wednesday / closed Thursday & Friday)
Telephone: (937) 225-5656                         Telephone: (740) 962-3116
Fax: (937) 496-7798                               Fax: (740) 962-3099
E-mail: montgome@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: morgan@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.mcboe.org                            Website: sites.google.com/site/morgancountyboardofelections



MORROW COUNTY                                     MUSKINGUM COUNTY
619 W. Marion Rd.                                 205 N. Seventh St.
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338                              Zanesville, OH 43701
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.               Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Thursday)                               (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 946-4026                         Telephone: (740) 455-7120
Fax: (419) 946-9861                               Fax: (740) 455-7178
E-mail: morrow@sos.state.oh.us                    E-mail: muskingu@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.morrowcounty.info/www/index.php?     Website: boe.muskingumcounty.org
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NOBLE COUNTY                                     OTTAWA COUNTY
140 Courthouse                                   8444 W. State Route 163, Suite 101
Caldwell, OH 43724                               Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)            (Monday - Friday)
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Thursday)                Telephone: (419) 898-3071
Telephone: (740) 732-2057                        Fax: (419) 898-3146
Fax: (740) 732-6577                              E-mail: election@co.ottawa.oh.us
E-mail: noble@sos.state.oh.us                    Website: www.co.ottawa.oh.us/OCBoardofElections/index2.htm
Website: sites.google.com/site/noblecountyboe



PAULDING COUNTY                                  PERRY COUNTY
105 E. Perry St.                                 121 W. Brown St.
Paulding, OH 45879                               New Lexington, OH 43764
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - noon &                 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                            (Monday - Friday)
(Monday - Friday)                                Telephone: (740) 342-2134
Telephone: (419) 399-8230                        Fax: (740) 342-4787
Fax: (419) 399-8250                              E-mail: perry@sos.state.oh.us
E-mail: paulding@sos.state.oh.us                 Website: sites.google.com/site/perrycountyelections
Website: sites.google.com/site/pauldingboe



PICKAWAY COUNTY                                  PIKE COUNTY
141 W. Main St., Suite 800                       230 Waverly Plaza, Suite 1100
Circleville, OH 43113                            Waverly, OH 45690
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 474-1100                        Telephone: (740) 947-4512
Fax: (740) 477-2991                              Fax: (740) 947-5973
E-mail: pickaway@sos.state.oh.us                 E-mail: pike@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/pickaway      Website: sites.google.com/site/pikecountyboe




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PORTAGE COUNTY                                      PREBLE COUNTY
449 S. Meridian St., Room 101                       Courthouse
Ravenna, OH 44266                                   101 E. Main St.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                 Eaton, OH 45320
(Monday - Friday)                                   Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (330) 297-3511                           (Monday - Friday)
Fax: (330) 297-3518                                 Telephone: (937) 456-8117
E-mail: portage@sos.state.oh.us                     Fax: (937) 456-2986
Website: www.co.portage.oh.us/election/index.html   E-mail: preble@electionsonthe.net
                                                    Website: www.electionsonthe.net/Oh/Preble


PUTNAM COUNTY                                       RICHLAND COUNTY
336 E. Main St., Suite A                            1495 W. Longview Ave., Suite 101
Ottawa, OH 45875                                    Mansfield, OH 44906
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.                 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                   (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 523-3343                           Telephone: (419) 774-5530
Fax: (419) 523-3417                                 Fax: (419) 774-5534
E-mail: putnam@sos.state.oh.us                      E-mail: boardofelections@richlandcountyoh.us
Website:                                            Website: www.richlandcountyoh.us/boe.htm
www.putnamcountyohio.gov/boardofelections.htm


ROSS COUNTY                                         SANDUSKY COUNTY
475 Western Ave., Suite D                           2020 Countryside Dr.
Chillicothe, OH 45601                               Fremont, OH 43420
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                   (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 775-2350                           Telephone: (419) 334-6180
Fax: (740) 775-2383                                 Fax: (419) 334-6184
E-mail: ross@sos.state.oh.us                        E-mail: hartley@co.sandusky.oh.us
Website: www.electionsonthe.net/Oh/Ross             Website: www.sandusky-
                                                    county.org/Elected%20Officials/Board%20of%20Elections/default.asp




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SCIOTO COUNTY                                    SENECA COUNTY
602 Seventh St., Rm 105                          71 S. Washington St., Ste. 1101
Portsmouth, OH 45662                             Tiffin, OH 44883
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (740) 353-4178                        Telephone: (419) 447-4424
Fax: (740) 355-8363                              Fax: (419) 443-7925
E-mail: scioto@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: seneca@sos.state.oh.us
Website: sites.google.com/site/sciotocountyboe   Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/seneca



SHELBY COUNTY                                    STARK COUNTY
230 E. Court St.                                 201 Third St. NE
Sidney, OH 45365                                 Canton, OH 44702
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (937) 498-7207                        Telephone: (330) 451-8683
Fax: (937) 498-7326                              Fax: (330) 451-7000
E-mail: shelby@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: boe@co.stark.oh.us
Website:                                         Website: www.boe.co.stark.oh.us
www.co.shelby.oh.us/electionsboard/index.asp



SUMMIT COUNTY                                    TRUMBULL COUNTY
470 Grant St.                                    2947 Youngstown Rd., SE
Akron, OH 44311                                  Warren, OH 44484
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (330) 643-5200                        Telephone: (330) 369-4050
Fax: (330) 643-5422                              Fax: (330) 369-4160
E-mail: summit@sos.state.oh.us                   E-mail: trumbull@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.summitcountyboe.com                 Website: www.electionohio.com/trumbull




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TUSCARAWAS COUNTY                                UNION COUNTY
Courthouse Square                                Union County Services Center
101 E. High Ave.                                 940 London Ave., Suite 1000
New Philadelphia, OH 44663                       Marysville, OH 43040
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (330) 343-8819 or 365-3359            Telephone: (937) 642-2836
Fax: (330) 343-3125                              Fax: (937) 642-2823
E-mail: tuscaraw@sos.state.oh.us                 E-mail: union@sos.state.oh.us
Website: boe.co.tuscarawas.oh.us                 Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/union



VAN WERT COUNTY                                  VINTON COUNTY
County Annex                                     Community Building
120 E. Main St.                                  31935 SR 93, Unit 1
Van Wert, OH 45891                               McArthur, OH 45651
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Thursday)                              (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 238-4192                        Telephone: (740) 596-5855
Fax: (419) 238-7145                              Fax: (740) 596-1907
E-mail: vanwert@sos.state.oh.us                  E-mail: vinton@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.vanwertcounty.org/elections         Website: www.vintoncounty.com/Board_of_Elections.htm/



WARREN COUNTY                                    WASHINGTON COUNTY
406 Justice Dr., Room 323                        Courthouse
Lebanon, OH 45036                                205 Putnam St.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Marietta, OH 45750
(Monday - Friday)                                Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone: (513) 695-1358                        (Monday - Friday)
Fax: (513) 695-2953                              Telephone: (740) 374-6828
E-mail: warren@sos.state.oh.us                   Fax: (740) 374-7698
Website: www.co.warren.oh.us/bdelec/index.asp    E-mail: washingt@sos.state.oh.us
                                                 Website: www.electionsonthe.net/oh/washington/index.htm




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WAYNE COUNTY                                     WILLIAMS COUNTY
200 Vanover St., Suite 1                         228 S. Main St.
Wooster, OH 44691                                Bryan, OH 43506
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (330) 287-5480                        Telephone: (419) 636-1854
Fax: (330) 287-5686                              Fax: (419) 636-2975
E-mail: contact@votewayne.org                    E-mail: williams@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.votewayne.org                       Website: www.co.williams.oh.us/BOE/Wms_Co_Bd_of_elec_2010.htm



WOOD COUNTY                                      WYANDOT COUNTY
1 Court House Sq.                                109 S. Sandusky Ave., Room 12
Bowling Green, OH 43402                          Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Monday - Friday)                                (Monday - Friday)
Telephone: (419) 354-9120                        Telephone: (419) 294-1226
Fax: (419) 354-1730                              Fax: (419) 294-6437
E-mail: wood@sos.state.oh.us                     E-mail: wyandot@sos.state.oh.us
Website: www.co.wood.oh.us/BOE                   Website: www.co.wyandot.oh.us/boardofelections/default.html


 

Current as of November 2010 




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