April 9th Deadline to Register to Vote for May Election

The deadline to register to vote or change your address and/or name in the voter registration database for the May 8th, 2018 Primary/Special Election is Monday April 9th.     The Board of Elections office will be open that evening until 9:00 P.M.  This office is located at 1495 W. Longview Ave. Suite 101 in the Longview Center.  After 4:00 P.M., you must use the entrance at the lower lever back parking area at the southwest corner of the building.   Normal business hours for the board office is 8:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  

Qualifications for registering to vote include:

must be either a native U. S. citizen, or a naturalized citizen of the U.S.

must be a resident of Richland County and Ohio 30 days prior to an election

must be a minimum of 18 years of age by the date of the General Election on November 6th, 2018.  (to vote on the unexpired term in the 12th Congressional District, you must be 18 years of age by the August 7th, 2018 Special Election.)

Registered voters who have moved or changed their name must notify the Board office in writing or in person. Voters who are currently registered in Ohio may change their address online at MyOhioVote.com, but must do it by the April 9th deadline.   Online registration is also now available at MyOhioVote.com.

In addition to the Board of Elections office, citizens may register or complete a change of address/name at the following locations in Richland County:

                Any Library Branch

                All City and Village Hall offices

                The Bureau of Motor Vehicles Office

                The Department of Human Services

                The Richland County Courthouse (Recorder or Treasurer Offices)

                All area High School Offices

Registration forms may also be obtained from the Board of Elections’ web site at www.richlandcountyoh.us/boe or requested by mail.  Contact the Board office at 419-774-5530 to have a form sent by mail.  Completed voter registration forms must be postmarked 30 days prior to Election Day.


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