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.

Operating as usual

05/04/2021

Happy Election Day to our voters in the Kirtland and Madison Local School Districts, and Leroy Township!

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Call us at (440) 350-2700

As an American Citizen, your right to vote is unique and precious - use it today! #ElectionDay #Vote

With early voting now closed for the May 4, 2021, Special Election, your final opportunity to vote in this election will...
05/03/2021
Election Night Results

With early voting now closed for the May 4, 2021, Special Election, your final opportunity to vote in this election will be tomorrow at your assigned polling location. Here's what you need to know:

- Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m.

- Not sure where you vote? Use our polling location finder
located here: https://bit.ly/3ePewqX

- Want to watch the results come in? Head over to our live results
page at around 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night. Live results page: https://liveresults.boe.ohio.gov/lakeoh/LiveResults/en/Index_6.html

- The first results we upload will contain only the absentee votes.

- We expect to post final, unofficial results no later than 9:30 p.m.

04/26/2021

For those in our May 4, Special Election districts - Kirtland and Madison School Districts and Leroy Township - we'll be here late every night this week until 7:00 p.m. if you'd like to vote early.

Here's the final offerings for early voting:

April 26-30: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 2: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 3: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

04/12/2021

The May 4, 2021 Special Election is for Kirtland and Madison Local School Districts, and Leroy Township voters, only. The early voting schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday, April 12: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 15: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 16: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

04/08/2021

Good morning, Lake County voters! Today marks day 3 of early voting for the Special Elections in the Kirtland and Madison Local School Districts and Leroy Township. If you don't live in these districts, then you won't have anything to vote on this election (see you next time).

The forecast calls for near record-high temperatures. Maybe we can set the daily record for most early voters so far this election cycle? The number to beat is 3 voters - can we do it?

Ok, here we go! Special Election time in some areas of the county!If you live in the following school districts or towns...
02/04/2021
Sample Ballots

Ok, here we go! Special Election time in some areas of the county!

If you live in the following school districts or township, you get to exercise this precious right to vote on May 4, 2021:

Kirtland Local School District - A renewal of 1.10 mills and an increase of 0.95 mills for the purpose of general permanent improvements at a rate not exceeding 2.05 mills. Continuing period of time, commencing 2021, first due 2022.

Leroy Township - An additional tax of 2.0 mills for the purpose of construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and repair of streets and roads. 5 years, commencing 2021, first due 2022.

Madison Local School District - An additional tax of 6.99 mills for the purpose of CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES. Continuing period of time, commencing 2021, first due 2022.

Military and Overseas US Citizens absentee voting begins 3/19/21.
Early voting and absentee for local residents begins 4/6/21. The safety precautions we implemented during the 2020 General Election will be deployed once again for the May 4, 2021 Special Election.

If you've moved, changed your name, or would like to register to vote, your deadline to do so is April 5. In addition to the standard paper voter registration, you can register to vote or update your information at www.voteohio.gov.

Official sample ballots will be available no later than March 19, 2021 on our website at https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelections/Sample-Ballots

We are currently examining the petitions filed by three individuals seeking the Office of Mayor of Eastlake. The Board of Elections will meet February 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to certify or reject the candidate filings. If all three individuals are certified, a Nonpartisan Primary Election will be conducted in the City of Eastlake on May 4, 2021 solely for the Office of Mayor. Further information will be shared when available.

Sample Ballots

01/25/2021

Hello Lake County voters, long time no chat!

We hope everyone's 2021 is off to a great start. We wanted to do a little Q & A session to address a few common calls we've received lately and give a quick update about the 2021 election cycle.

Q: How do I change my party affiliation to a different political party?

A: In Ohio, voters affiliate with political parties by voting in a partisan Primary Election and requesting a party's ballot at the time of checking-in to vote or on the absentee ballot request form. Once you vote in the political party's primary election, we update your voter record to reflect your party affiliation.

Q: I am currently affiliated with a political party. How do I change my affiliation to nonpartisan/independent?

A: Request an "Issues-Only" ballot at the next scheduled partisan primary election. As long as you did not vote in a political party's primary election within the preceding two calendar years, your affiliation will be changed to "nonpartisan" after the election.

Note: Just like the name implies, "Issues-Only" ballots do not have candidates on them, just tax levies and other ballot questions.

Q: What's on the ballot in 2021?

A: Let's start out with the May 4, 2021 Primary/Special Election.
There might be a Nonpartisan Primary Election on May 4 in the City of Eastlake if more than 2 candidates are certified for Mayor of Eastlake. The filing deadline is February 3 and the Board will certify candidates on February 11. We will keep you posted.

There's also the possibility of Special Elections in various areas of the county on May 4. As of this post, no entities have filed, but the deadline is still over a week away (February 3). We will keep you posted on this, as well.

August 3, 2021, Special Election. This election would be held if an entity files a tax levy or other ballot question. The filing deadline is May 5.

November 2, 2021, General Election. This election is held to elect local offices, such as mayors, city and village councils, township trustees, and school board members. Additionally, you might see levies, charter amendments and other questions on the ballot.

This concludes our first Q & A session of 2021, but stay tuned to our page for future election discussions!

11/03/2020

Less than an hour left to cast your vote ⏰

➡️ If you go to your polling location, as long as you are in line before 7:30pm you will be permitted to vote.

➡️ If you are still in possession of your absentee ballot, you must return your completed ballot to our drop box by 7:30pm. As long as you're in line at 7:30pm, your ballot will be accepted.

11/03/2020

For those who are needing a curbside ballot ⬇️

1. Drive to your assigned polling location
2. Call the Lake County Board of Elections at 440-350-2700
3. Provide us with your name, polling location and car make/model and we will call the location and get a team to bring you out a ballot

Our early, in-person absentee voting ended today at 2pm.If you have not yet voted and are still wanting to cast your vot...
11/02/2020
Voter Lookup - Lake BOE

Our early, in-person absentee voting ended today at 2pm.
If you have not yet voted and are still wanting to cast your vote, the only remaining option is on Election Day, tomorrow at your assigned polling location.

Voting on Election Day is from 6:30am to 7:30pm

To figure out your polling location, please use the link below:

Please enter your information below. Once ready, please use the submit button. If you would like to clear the results, use the reset button. If you are unable to locate your voter registration information but think you are registered to vote and you have not moved outside of your county of prior reg...

11/02/2020

📣 Attention Willoughby Voters

If you are in precincts 5A or 5B and have previously voted at Browning Senior Center, you can still report there for voting tomorrow.

The address is 38032 Brown Ave.

Double check your polling location on our website to ensure you show up to the right polling place!1️⃣ visit lakeelectio...
11/02/2020

Double check your polling location on our website to ensure you show up to the right polling place!
1️⃣ visit lakeelections.com (it will automatically redirect you to https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelections/
2️⃣ Click on “Voter Registration Information” on the left hand side and then click on “Am I Registered”
3️⃣ Enter your information and then you will be able to view your polling location (you can also view a sample ballot here as well)

Only 3 more days for early, in-person voting 📮Saturday 10/31 : 8am - 4pmSunday 11/1 : 1pm - 5pmMonday 11/2 : 8am - 2pm
10/31/2020

Only 3 more days for early, in-person voting 📮
Saturday 10/31 : 8am - 4pm
Sunday 11/1 : 1pm - 5pm
Monday 11/2 : 8am - 2pm

10/30/2020

Still in possession of your absentee ballot? We want it back!
Please return your ballot as soon as possible - we recommend returning it to our drop box.

If you previously requested an absentee ballot, and are now considering going to your Election Day polling location, please be aware that you will be required to vote a provisional ballot.

Eligible provisional ballots are counted with the official results scheduled for release on 11/18. Conversely, if we receive your absentee ballot prior to the close of polls on 11/3, your vote will be reflected with the very first set of results released on election night!

There are only a few days left to come in for early voting 🗳Today 10/29 : 8am - 7pmFriday 10/30 : 8am - 7pmSaturday 10/3...
10/29/2020

There are only a few days left to come in for early voting 🗳
Today 10/29 : 8am - 7pm
Friday 10/30 : 8am - 7pm
Saturday 10/31 : 8am - 4pm
Sunday 11/1 : 1pm - 5pm
Monday 11/2 : 8am - 2pm

10/28/2020

📣 Attention absentee voters still in possession of their absentee ballot:

Please return your ballot as soon as possible.
We recommend returning it to our drop box.

If you had previously requested an absentee ballot, but are now considering going to your Election Day polling location, please be advised that you will be required to cast a provisional ballot. Eligible provisional ballots are counted with the Official Results scheduled for release on November 18th.

Ballot Box Update 📮We have added a second ballot box outside our office due to the amount of absentee ballots we have co...
10/28/2020

Ballot Box Update 📮

We have added a second ballot box outside our office due to the amount of absentee ballots we have coming in. When dropping off your ballot, please feel free to use either box!

Both boxes are secure and under 24/7 surveillance.

Friendly reminder that you can use our drive-up ballot box to drop off your completed ballot! 📮
10/26/2020

Friendly reminder that you can use our drive-up ballot box to drop off your completed ballot! 📮

Whether you are coming into our office for early voting or plan to go to your polling location on Nov. 3rd, keep an eye ...
10/23/2020

Whether you are coming into our office for early voting or plan to go to your polling location on Nov. 3rd, keep an eye out for these new floors markers encouraging social distancing!

Thank you to Avery Dennison for their generous donation of 1,400 floor markers for early voting in our office and the 56 polling locations! 🗳🎉

10/21/2020

Have you dropped off your absentee ballot and are wondering why it isn’t showing up on our website as received?

Once you drop off your ballot in our drop box, in our office or we receive it through the mail, it can take 3 to 5 days for your ballot to be fully processed. Additionally, our website is updated once every business day after 4 p.m.

We appreciate your patience as we are receiving thousands of ballots a day.

REMINDER - we have different office hours for in-person voting starting today!Monday - Friday : 8am to 6pm Saturday 10/2...
10/19/2020

REMINDER - we have different office hours for in-person voting starting today!
Monday - Friday : 8am to 6pm
Saturday 10/24 : 8am to 4pm
Sunday 10/25 : 1pm - 5pm

For additional dates and hours for early voting, please view the following graphic

Planning to vote on actual Election Day on Nov. 3rd? Double check your polling location on our website!1️⃣ visit lakeele...
10/17/2020

Planning to vote on actual Election Day on Nov. 3rd?
Double check your polling location on our website!
1️⃣ visit lakeelections.com (it will automatically redirect you to https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lakeelections/
2️⃣ Click on “Voter Registration Information” on the left hand side and then click on “Am I Registered”
3️⃣ Enter your information and then you will be able to view your polling location (you can also view a sample ballot here as well)

Wanting to drop off your application without getting out of your car? No worries – we’ve got you covered. 📮There is a dr...
10/15/2020

Wanting to drop off your application without getting out of your car? No worries – we’ve got you covered. 📮
There is a driveway located between our building and the church. Just pull through there and drop your application (or any other Board of Elections correspondence) in the box on the drivers side.
You can drive away fully confident that your documents are safe. The box is emptied multiple times a day, is under 24 hour surveillance and located right outside our office windows.

Did you know we're on Instagram?! 🎉Head over and give @lakecountyboe a follow (And while you're there, check out our sto...
10/14/2020

Did you know we're on Instagram?! 🎉

Head over and give @lakecountyboe a follow
(And while you're there, check out our story highlights for important information and updates)

When coming into vote, please remember our covid-19 regulations:🦠 We are expecting voters to follow the state-wide manda...
10/13/2020

When coming into vote, please remember our covid-19 regulations:

🦠 We are expecting voters to follow the state-wide mandate and wear a mask (if voters do not have a mask, we will have some available)
🦠 Follow the circular traffic pattern to account for social distance
🦠 Please only use the disposable stylus provided to you to cast your vote on the machines

Planning to come in for early voting or need to know where our ballot drop box is located? Check out this image highligh...
10/12/2020

Planning to come in for early voting or need to know where our ballot drop box is located?
Check out this image highlighting available parking, where to enter for voting and where our drop box is located.
(Additional parking around the square, not detailed in the picture)

Planning on coming in to do early in-person voting this week?Here are our office hours:Monday 10/12 : 8am - 5pmTuesday 1...
10/12/2020

Planning on coming in to do early in-person voting this week?
Here are our office hours:
Monday 10/12 : 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 10/13 : 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 10/14 : 8am - 5pm
Thursday 10/15 : 8am - 5pm
Friday 10/16 : 8am - 5pm

Don’t fret if you didn’t make it into our office for early voting this past week! Stop in this coming week, Oct. 12th th...
10/10/2020

Don’t fret if you didn’t make it into our office for early voting this past week! Stop in this coming week, Oct. 12th through 16th from 8am to 5pm to cast your vote 🗳
Here’s an image that you can save for reference with our office hours for early voting now through Nov. 2nd.

To date, we have processed over 51,000 absentee ballot applications!(for reference, the last presidential election we on...
10/08/2020

To date, we have processed over 51,000 absentee ballot applications!

(for reference, the last presidential election we only mailed out 34,559 absentee ballots)

We are expecting a record turn out for this years election - way to go Lake County 🎉

Wanting to come in and cast your ballot early? Here’s what you need to know:WHERE: Lake County Board of Elections Office...
10/07/2020

Wanting to come in and cast your ballot early?
Here’s what you need to know:

WHERE: Lake County Board of Elections Office in Downtown Painesville
105 Main St., Painesville, Ohio 44077

WHEN: Oct. 6th -9th : 8am to 5pm
Oct. 12th - 16th : 8am - 5pm
(for additional dates please view the graphic)

EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY 🎉Starting at 8am this morning we will be offering early, in-person voting at our office in Dow...
10/06/2020

EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY 🎉

Starting at 8am this morning we will be offering early, in-person voting at our office in Downtown Painesville.
There will be designated parking for voters along the square, in the parking lot off of St. Clair and a few spots in the parking lot behind our building.

Remember to bring your masks and practice social distance while waiting in line

Swipe through to view all of our hours for early voting!

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.