Lake County Board of Elections

Lake County Board of Elections Administering Elections in Lake County, Ohio 105 Main St Suite 107 PO Box 490 Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2700 Please call our office if you have any questions or require assistance.
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Based on a few calls we've received this morning, we want to remind everyone that there is NOT an election tomorrow, Jun...
06/01/2020
2020 Elections Calendar - Ohio Secretary of State

Based on a few calls we've received this morning, we want to remind everyone that there is NOT an election tomorrow, June 2, 2020.

The next election for Lake County voters is the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. Here's a link to the entire 2020 Election Year Calendar: https://www.ohiosos.gov/publications/2020-elections-calendar/

*Note: In some instances, the statutory deadline falls on a day when the offices of the Secretary of State and boards of elections are closed. In those instances, the deadlines are extended pursuant to R.C. 1.14 (opens in a new window)to the next succeeding day when the appropriate office is open ...

Of the 20 Ohio counties with more than 100,000 registered voters, Lake County ranked second in turnout percentage for th...
05/07/2020

Of the 20 Ohio counties with more than 100,000 registered voters, Lake County ranked second in turnout percentage for the 2020 Ohio Primary. Way to go Lake County voters!

Less than an hour left to return your ballot to the Board of Elections' drop box! 105 Main St, Painesville, OH 44077Retu...
04/28/2020

Less than an hour left to return your ballot to the Board of Elections' drop box!

105 Main St,
Painesville, OH 44077

Return your ballot before 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Look for the brand new building on Painesville's Square. The drop box is between this building and the old Painesville United Methodist Church.

Just a reminder that if you returned your ballot by mail and it contains a postmark of April 27 or earlier, it has until...
04/28/2020
Absentee Lookup - Lake BOE

Just a reminder that if you returned your ballot by mail and it contains a postmark of April 27 or earlier, it has until May 8 to arrive at the Board of Elections and be counted with the Official Results.

Wondering if we've received your ballot? Track it using our ballot tracking tool at this link: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/lake/avlookup.aspx

Lake County BOE PO Box 490 105 Main St, Suite 107 Painesville, OH 44077 Phone:(440) 350-2700      Fax:(440) 350-2670 Send an email to [email protected] Go to Home Page

04/28/2020

Voters have been steadily returning their absentee ballot to the ballot box today! Way to go Lake County.

Similar to the polling place rules, anyone in line prior to 7:30 p.m. waiting to return their absentee ballot will absolutely be granted access to the ballot box even if it is after 7:30 p.m. by the time it's their turn to submit their ballot.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is the deadline to return your ballot! Our ballot box is open to receive your absentee ballot!
04/28/2020

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. is the deadline to return your ballot! Our ballot box is open to receive your absentee ballot!

Our absentee ballot drop box is open for business and ready to receive your ballot. It's located along the driveway between our building and the Painesville United Methodist Church - can't miss it!

04/27/2020

Here's a question we've received a lot lately:

"If I do not vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary, does that mean I can't vote in the Presidential General Election on November 3, 2020?"

Answer: Incorrect, that is not the case. If a voter does not vote in the primary election it has no bearing on their eligibility to vote in the Presidential General Election on November 3, 2020. #FrequentlyAskedQuestion #TheMoreYouKnow

ELECTION NOTICEWith the passage of House Bill 197, the Ohio General Assembly set the rules for the 2020 Ohio Primary and...
04/27/2020

ELECTION NOTICE

With the passage of House Bill 197, the Ohio General Assembly set the rules for the 2020 Ohio Primary and included a limited in-person voting opportunity at the Board of Elections on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m for specific groups of voters only. House Bill 197 defined three categories of voters who are eligible to vote in-person on Tuesday, April 28 at the Board of Elections:

1. You have a disability, and you wish to cast absent voter’s ballots using a direct recording electronic voting machine or marking device that is accessible for voters with disabilities, including nonvisual accessibility for the blind and visually impaired, in a manner that provides the same opportunity for access and participation, including privacy and independence.

2. Voters who are unable to receive mail at the place where they reside or at another location.

3. Voters who properly requested an absentee ballot by the April 25, 2020, deadline and did not receive their ballot from the board of elections.

You must meet one of these three categories in order to be eligible to vote at the Board of Elections on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

04/25/2020

If you submitted an absentee ballot application yesterday evening or today prior to the deadline, your ballot is on the way! Frank LaRose, along with USPS Officials and the bipartisan election officials here at the Board of Elections, have implemented processes to ensure this last mailing of ballots happens fast and on time. #TeamWork #OhioPrimary #WeGotThis

The deadline to submit absentee ballot applications for the 2020 Ohio Primary is today at 12:00 p.m., noon! We have appl...
04/25/2020

The deadline to submit absentee ballot applications for the 2020 Ohio Primary is today at 12:00 p.m., noon! We have applications available outside our office. Complete the application and deposit into our ballot box.

105 Main Street,
Painesville, OH 44077

Head to downtown Painesville and look for the new County Administration Building.

All valid absentee ballot applications will be processed today and those voters' ballots will be mailed this afternoon.

Haven't submitted an absentee ballot application, but want to vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary? We need your application ri...
04/20/2020
VoteOhio.gov - Ohio Secretary of State

Haven't submitted an absentee ballot application, but want to vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary? We need your application right away! Time is of the essence!

The deadline to submit the application is this Saturday, April 25 by 12:00 p.m., noon. Do not wait until this deadline!

Obtaining an application or making your own, homemade application is easy to do. Here's how:

1. Print the application from https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/ or from our website https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelections/

2. Pick up a copy from the vestibule of the new county administration building at 105 Main St, Painesville, OH 44077. This is an especially good idea because you can fill out the application immediately and deposit it into our secure ballot box. This is available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

3. Make your own homemade version of the application.Grab a blank sheet of paper and a pen and include the following information:

Write: “I’m a qualified elector and I’m requesting an absentee ballot for the March 17, 2020 Ohio Primary.”

List: Your full name, date of birth, county of residence, and your address. If you want the ballot mailed to an address that is not your voter registration address, we'll need you to list that address as well.

Provide ONE of the following forms of identification: Last 4 digits of your social security number; OR, your Ohio BMV or State ID Number; OR finally, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current (within the last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that contains your name and current address.

Indicate the type of ballot you want: Democratic, Libertarian, Republican or Issues-Only.

Finally: Sign and date the paper.

No matter how you obtain your application, we STRONGLY encourage you to deliver the application to our ballot box as opposed to mailing it in.

04/20/2020

The conclusion of the 2020 Ohio Primary Election is rapidly approaching! If you already have a ballot, do not delay in returning it either by mail or to our secure ballot drop box.

If returning the ballot by mail, it must have a postmark of no later than Monday, April 27 (that's one week from today!). If you would rather deliver your ballot to our drop box, the latest you may do so is Tuesday, April 28 by 7:30 p.m.

Our absentee ballot drop box is open for business and ready to receive your ballot. It's located along the driveway betw...
04/08/2020

Our absentee ballot drop box is open for business and ready to receive your ballot. It's located along the driveway between our building and the Painesville United Methodist Church - can't miss it!

We've had a few calls asking us how to complete the Identification Envelope for Absentee Ballots, so we decided to mock ...
04/07/2020

We've had a few calls asking us how to complete the Identification Envelope for Absentee Ballots, so we decided to mock up an example of what we're looking for on the envelope. Have a look!

Lake County's election officials, along with our counterparts throughout Ohio, are working hard to make sure every voter...
03/30/2020
2020 Primary Frequently Asked Questions - Ohio Secretary of State

Lake County's election officials, along with our counterparts throughout Ohio, are working hard to make sure every voter who wants to participate in Ohio's Primary can do so safely and conveniently via mail-in absentee ballot. With the change in election procedure, we've received a lot of great questions. The most common questions and answers can be found on the Ohio Secretary of State's 2020 Primary Election Frequently Asked Questions website:

https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/2020-primary-frequently-asked-questions/

If you do not see your question answered here, give us a call at (440) 350-2700. We're here taking calls and connecting voters with ballots Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Need to call after hours? Our voicemail box is up and running and able to receive your question or request.

On March 25, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly passed H.B. 197, a sweeping piece of legislation aimed at dealing with the state’s response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Among other items, the bill sets April 28, 2020 as the final day of Ohio’s primary election.

PLEASE SHAREFrequently Asked Questions regarding the 2020 Ohio Primary Election:1. May I submit my Absentee Ballot Appli...
03/27/2020

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the 2020 Ohio Primary Election:

1. May I submit my Absentee Ballot Application electronically by email?

Answer: No. We need the original copy. It may be mailed to us or hand-delivered to our ballot drop box.

2. Do the political party ballots contain the questions and issues (i.e. school levy) for my precinct?

Answer: Yes they do.

3. Section 6 of the Absentee Ballot Application is asking for the date of the election, what should I put here?

Answer: As long as you indicate that you want to vote in the 2020 Ohio Primary, we will accept any date here. Our recommendation is to list March 17, 2020. But again, if you already listed a different date, we'll accept it.

4. How are voters being notified of the change in voting procedure for the 2020 Ohio Primary?

Answer: Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose will be mailing every registered voter a postcard notifying them of this change and how to obtain an absentee ballot application.

5. May I mail in several Absentee Ballot Applications in one envelope?

Answer: Yes.

6. When is the deadline to submit my Absentee Ballot Application?

Answer: April 25, 2020 by 12:00 p.m., but do not wait until the deadline! Apply right now.

Helpful tips when submitting your Absentee Ballot Application:

1. Complete all required sections. We are receiving some applications that are incomplete due to not listing a political party choice or checking the Issues Only ballot. This information is required in Section 6. (See attached picture of Section 6).

2. Provide your phone number or email address at the bottom of the application. This helps us contact you in the event we need to clarify something on your application. If we don't have your phone number or email we will have to mail you a letter asking you to correct this information, which further delays your ballot being mailed.

The Ohio Generally Assembly has determined a path forward for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election. Most notably, voters will ...
03/27/2020
Absentee Request - Lake BOE

The Ohio Generally Assembly has determined a path forward for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election. Most notably, voters will cast their ballot via mail-in absentee ballot.

Here are the key dates and information:

1. Right Now - April 25, 2020, 12:00 p.m.: Voters may submit the Absentee Ballot Application. This application must be submitted in order to receive an absentee ballot. Once we receive your application, we will mail your ballot. Here is a link to the absentee ballot application: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/lake/avrequest.aspx

A quick note about the April 25 deadline to submit the application: Don't wait until this deadline! Apply right now or as soon as possible.

2. April 27, 2020: Ballots returned by US Mail must contain a postmark of April 27, 2020 or earlier in order to be counted.

3. April 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: Deadline to hand-deliver absentee ballots to the Board of Elections' ballot drop box, located along the N. Park Place driveway entrance of the new Lake County Administration Center.

Please call us at (440) 350-2700 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

You must sign the printed applicaton and mail or deliver it to the board of elections office. Applications that are not signed will not be accepted.

03/18/2020
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Absentee ballot applications are being accepted for the 2020 Ohio Primary Election. Voters may obtain the application in the following ways:

1. Printing it directly from our website at this link:https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/Portals/61/11-A%20ABSENTEE%20APPLICATION_1.pdf

2. Retrieving the application from the self-serve area of the County Administration Building, Nolan Building entrance located along Main Street. The address is 105 Main St., Painesville, OH 44077.

3. Calling the Board of Elections at (440) 350-2700 and requesting that we mail you the application.

03/17/2020

We are happy to answer all your questions via phone at (440) 350-2700 or by email at [email protected]. Questions submitted as comments or direct message are not monitored by this account.

03/17/2020

The Board of Elections Office in Painesville will be open until 7:30 p.m. for voters looking to return their absentee ballot. We have a curbside absentee ballot drop-off box located along the N. Park Place driveway entrance to the new administration building.

Lake County Board of Elections's cover photo
03/17/2020

Lake County Board of Elections's cover photo

Lake County Board of Elections
03/17/2020

Lake County Board of Elections

03/17/2020

Pursuant to Directive 2020-06 issued by Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, "The March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is suspended until June 2, 2020."

From the Directive:

"I issue this Directive in response to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s and Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton’s order closing polling places on March 17, 2020. Their difficult but necessary decision will protect the health and well-being of Ohioans.

This Directive is issued to bring clarity to voters, Ohio’s boards of elections, and poll workers in response to Dr. Acton’s order."

03/16/2020

Once the Board of Elections learns the final status of the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, we will provide additional information. We appreciate your patience as we await the court's decision.

That's it, everyone. We have just one day left for you to have your voice heard in the March 17th Primary Election.Head ...
03/16/2020

That's it, everyone. We have just one day left for you to have your voice heard in the March 17th Primary Election.

Head to your local polling location tomorrow between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. to vote if you haven't already.

Find your polling location here: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/lake/pollfinder.aspx

Just 2 days of voting left, can you believe it?If you can't make it to our office on March 16th, head to your assigned p...
03/15/2020

Just 2 days of voting left, can you believe it?

If you can't make it to our office on March 16th, head to your assigned polling location. Odds are its a shorter trip.

03/14/2020

3 days remaining in the March 17th Primary Election!

Only 4 days of voting left in the March 17th Primary Election! Check out our weekend hours for March 14th and March 15th...
03/13/2020

Only 4 days of voting left in the March 17th Primary Election! Check out our weekend hours for March 14th and March 15th.

There are just 9 days of voting left in the March 17th Primary Election! Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your...
03/08/2020

There are just 9 days of voting left in the March 17th Primary Election! Don't miss out on your opportunity to have your voice heard, either by voting early at the Board of Elections or on Election Day at your polling location.

Just a reminder that the final mailing of absentee ballots is just 9 days away. Submit your absentee ballot applications...
03/05/2020

Just a reminder that the final mailing of absentee ballots is just 9 days away. Submit your absentee ballot applications as soon as possible.

The March 17th Primary Election is fast approaching. Prepare yourself by putting these key dates on your calendar.

Share with your friends so that everyone you know will be prepared to vote this March.

Absentee Ballot Application:https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/Portals/61/11-A%20ABSENTEE%20APPLICATION_1.pdf

Register to Vote: https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/

Update your address: https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/NCOA/NCOA

Apply to become a Precinct Election Official: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/precinct-election-officials/

Address

105 Main St Suite 107
Painesville, OH
44077

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(440) 350-2700

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not fair election will have very low turn out
I am appaled at what I am hearing in the small tiwn of Howey in the Hills. Scheduled to have a apecial election the 14th of April over removing a councilman who cant vote on anytging becayse there are no meetings.The head of the rexall committee work8ng with Alan Hayes, or writing to him telling him that because the town is small wveryone will be ok. Are you kidding me... States postpone a peimary and you want to hild a apecial recall election. That is not just irresponsible it is sickening that reaidents whi claim to care so much about there community will do anything to force a vote deapite pitting lives at risk. Shameful
POLLS ARE CLOSED? YES?!!! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR CONFIRMED INFORMATION. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR EXTRA EFFORTS.
Will you be posting instructions on how we can obtain ballots now that the polls are closed?
I look forward to working at the polls. Now where do I go to get to your office to deliver my absentee ballot. A map of the building and entry doors would help. Thanks.
What are your hours tomorrow??
It is illegal, unconscionable and immoral for our Lake County Supervisor of Elections, Alan Hays, to refuse to abide by U.S. Federal Law requiring all ballots and voter information materials be printed in Spanish.