Director – Karen Lammers
Deputy Director – Rebecca Hermiller
575 Ottawa-Glandorf Road
Suite 2
Ottawa, Ohio 45875
Phone: 419-538-6850
Fax: 419-538-6993
Board Members:
Kurt Sahloff – Chairman
Carla Tooman
Tony Schroeder
Kathleen Miller


Open 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Monday thru Friday – closed holidays

The Putnam County Board of Elections will hold its monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM; however, when there is an election in Putnam County, the monthly meeting will instead be held on Election Day.  The meetings are held in the conference room of the Board of Elections office, which is located in the Glandorf Complex at 575 Ottawa-Glandorf Rd., Ottawa, OH  45875.


Putnam County does not have any issues for the August Special Election.

Voters can obtain absentee ballots three ways:
1. Voters can find applications for Absentee Ballot Application on our website. Download and print off an Absentee Ballot Application and mail to the Board of Election’s office.
2. Email a request for Absentee Application, include your name, mailing address, contact information and number of applications needed to [email protected]
3 If you do not have access to print off the application below or email, please call us and leave a detailed message to request an application be mailed to you.

To request a ballot by mail, complete and print the application available here:

Absentee Ballot Applications can be returned to:

575 Ottawa-Glandorf Road
Suite 2
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

August 4, 2020 Special Election

100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots

46 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots