Welcome to the Miami County Board of Elections Web Site
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.
Report on Requirements and Recommendations
On April 4, 2019, Secretary of State Frank LaRose released the Report on Requirements and Recommendations, detailing the findings and next steps regarding the vote discrepancy for the 2018 General Election in Miami County.
“This is meant to be an opportunity to recognize the mistakes that were made and to make sure that they don’t happen again. If they follow the processes that we have given them, along with the requirements that we have put in place, then I have every confidence that each vote will be counted in Miami County,” said LaRose. “Every single vote matters. No one should ever miss their chance to vote and we are going to make sure that the people of Miami County can do so confidently.”
The Miami County Board of Elections remains committed to ensuring the accurate counting and reporting of all votes cast by local voters, and will continue to work with Secretary of State LaRose and his team to implement policies, procedures, and other safeguards in order to ensure the integrity of our elections”
Poll Workers Wanted
Every Election Day, thousands of Ohioans contribute to their communities by helping to operate polling places. As a poll worker you help to safeguard our election process.
Being a poll worker is a great opportunity for registered voters who have the time to commit on Election Day. It’s easy, it’s fun, it gives you extra cash AND you serve your county by actively participating in elections and preserving democracy.
Miami County needs you as a poll worker. You will receive training and be paid for your time on Election Day.
For more information on how you can make a difference, please call Janelle Flaharty, 937-440-3905.
Poll Worker Packet – Click here to view and print Poll Worker Forms.