The Voter Registration Deadline for the May 4, 2021 Primary Election is April 5, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. Our office will be open for business until 9:00 p.m.
For more information on voter registration, follow the link for the Ohio Secretary of State’s website https://voteohio.gov
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 Miami 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 Janelle Flaharty at (937)440-3905 for more information about these paid positions.
Online Campaign Finance Filing System
VOTING OPTIONS FOR May 4, 2021 PRIMARY ELECTION
VOTE BY MAIL
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:
- Your name;
- Your legal signature;
- The address at which you are registered to vote;
- Your date of birth;
- 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.
- A statement identifying the election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot;
- A statement that you are a qualified elector;
- If the request is for a partisan primary election ballot, your political party affiliation; and
- 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 located on the courthouse plaza (available 24 hours a day). The Board’s address is:
Miami County Board of Elections
215 West Main Street
Troy, Ohio 45373
Ballots will be mailed. You can tract the status of your application or absentee ballot at https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/miami/avlookup.aspx
VOTE EARLY IN-PERSON
Voting will take place at the old county courthouse located at 215 West Main Street, Troy Ohio 45373. Please use the west-facing entrance on the south side of the building (toward Main Street). Please bring identification to the vote center. Voters will be required to practice safe social distancing guidelines while in line and wear a mask when entering the building (if the statewide mask mandate is still in effect).
ELECTION DAY VOTING
Voters can find their polling location at the following: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/miami/vtrlookup.aspx
The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on May 4, 2021. Voters will be required to practice safe social distancing while in line and while inside the polling location, and wear a mask when entering the building (if the statewide mask mandate is still in effect).
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”
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