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The Board of Elections is responsible for ensuring fair, accurate, and timely elections at primary, general, and special elections. These responsibilities include the assurance that adequate supplies of ballots and absentee voter materials are available for elections and that provisions are made for candidates to declare their candidacy based on the time frame established by the Ohio Revised Code. The office also receives petitions for nominations, checks signatures and addresses for validity, and monitors campaign expenses to ensure compliance with the law.

Elections are administered in each county by a four-member board of elections which consists of two Republicans and two Democrats appointed by the Ohio Secretary of State at the recommendation of each county party. The board employs a director, who must be of the opposing political party of the chairman of the board of elections, and a deputy director, who must be of the political party of the chairman of the board.

Poll Workers Wanted

On Election Day, hundreds of Clark County voters play an important role in our democracy by helping to operate neighborhood polling places. Our poll workers work hard to ensure their neighbors have a positive experience when casting a ballot. These volunteers help safeguard the process so all voters can have confidence in the results. Join us on the front lines of democracy and exercise your civic duty by signing up to be a poll worker today.

Please call the Clark County Board of Elections office at 937-521-2120 for more information about these paid positions.

Online Campaign Finance Filing System



You may use the application form prescribed by the Secretary of State (Form 11-A) to apply for your absentee ballot. If you choose not to use the prescribed form, your written application need not be in any particular format, but it must contain all of the following information:

  1. Your name;
  2. Your legal signature;
  3. The address at which you are registered to vote;
  4. Your date of birth;
  5. One of the following items showing proof of your identification:
    • Your Ohio driver’s license number (begins with two letters followed by six numbers);
    • The last four digits of your Social Security number; or
    • A copy of a current and valid photo identification, a 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 shows the voter’s name and current address.
  6. A statement identifying the election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot;
  7. A statement that you are a qualified elector;
  8. If the request is for a partisan primary election ballot, your political party affiliation; and
  9. If you want the ballot to be mailed to a different address than where you are registered, the address to which you want it mailed.

You can either mail your application to the Board of Elections or deposit it in the drop box (available 24 hours a day).  The Board’s mailing address is:

Clark County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 1766
Springfield, OH 45501-1766

​​​​​Ballots are mailed within one day of receipt of a valid application.  You can track the status of your application or absentee ballot at Absentee Lookup


Voting will take place at the Board of Elections office located at 3130 E. Main Street, Springfield, OH 45505. Please bring identification to the vote center. 

Hours for Early In-Person Absentee Voting

Weeks One, Two (Wednesday, October 12 to Friday, October 21)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday

Week Three (Monday, October 24 to Saturday, October 29)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29

Week Four (Monday, October 31 – Monday, November 7)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday, October 31 to Friday, November 4
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 6
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7


Voters can find their polling location at the following:  Voter Lookup

The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 8, 2022. 

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Located at:

3130 E. Main St. (formerly E. National Rd.)
Springfield, OH 45505

Springfield City Area Transit (SCAT) Blue Line


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1766
Springfield, OH 45501-1766

Telephone: 937-521-2120
Fax: 937-328-2603
E-Mail: [email protected]

*Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

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