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Who Can Register to Vote You can register to vote if you are a U.S. Citizen, are at least 18-years old on or before the day of an election and a resident of your state, county and precinct for at least 30 days. If you will be 18 on or before a general election, you may vote for candidates in the primary. Must not be incarcerated for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States. Must not have been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court. Must not have been permanently disfranchised for violations of the election laws.

When to Register To vote, you must register if you have not registered before, are a new county resident or have not voted at least once in the past four years. Registrations are taken throughout the year, but you must register 30 days before an election to vote in that election.

Where to Register You can register at the Lucas County Board of Elections; municipal buildings in Maumee, Sylvania, Oregon, Waterville, Whitehouse and Ottawa Hills; the Heatherdowns AAA; UT Student Union Building; public high schools; public libraries; at the office of any Bureau of Motor Vehicles; during Voter Registration Drives or by mail upon requesting a registration form from the Board of Elections. The form must be returned 30 days before an election.

How to Change Your Name You can report a name change to the Board of Elections by mail or at the polling place when you vote.

How to Change Your Address To change your address within a precinct, report in advance by mail or in person to the Board of Elections or on election day at your former polling place. If you move from one county to another in the state, you may report your address change by mail 30 days before an election. You may report the change and vote the day of the election at the Board of Elections.

For more information You can reach the Lucas County Board of Elections at 419-213-4001, write to Board of Elections, One Government Center, Suite 300, Toledo, OH 43604 (Fax: 419-213-4069) or visit the Lucas County Board of Elections

Upcoming Elections

What's on the Ballot for the November General Election?

Partisan elections for candidates for the November General Election:

  • Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  • State Attorney General
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • State Representative
  • State Senator
  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Congressperson
  • Ohio Supreme Court Justices
  • and possibly
  • Local Judges
  • Statewide Issues
  • Local Issues

2018 General Election Voter's Guide for Printing

2018 General Election Voter's Guide for Easy Online Viewing

"They Represent You"

Judicial Votes Count

Once again, this year LWVO is partnering with the Ohio Supreme Court, Bar Association, and others on "Judicial Votes Count" (JVC), an online website with information on candidates running for judge across the state and with educational information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at Judicial Votes Count

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

Register or update your voter registration on the Ohio Secretary of State Website

Verify Your Vote

Lucas County Board of Elections