Primary Election

The voter registration deadline for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election is February 18, 2020. Not only is this the deadline for new registrations, it is also the deadline for name and/or address changes.

The Putnam County Board of Elections is open Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. through February 14, 2020. The office will also be open 8:30 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on February 18, 2020.

2020 Candidate Petition for Partisan and Local Question & Issues
Filing Deadline for March 17, 2020 Primary Election
Date: November 12, 2019

The Putnam County Board of Elections would like to remind everyone of petition & local question & issues filing deadline for 2020 Primary Election.

Nominating petitions of candidates in partisan races must be filed by 4:00 p.m. on December 18, 2019 for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election. This is also the deadline to file issues for the Primary Election.

Write-in candidates for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election must file declarations of intent by 4:00 p.m. by January 6, 2020.

Petitions are available at the Putnam County Board of Elections, 575 Ottawa-Glandorf Road, Suite 2, Ohio, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact the Putnam County Board of Elections or the Ohio Secretary of State.

Absentee Voting Available for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election

Date: November 12, 2019
Absentee ballots will be available for Putnam County electors (non-UOCAVA) starting February 19, 2020. An absentee ballot may be obtained by mail by sending a completed absentee application to the Putnam County Board of Elections. The absentee applications by mail must be received at the board office no later than noon on March 14, 2020. An absentee ballot may also be obtained in person at the Putnam County Board of Elections,

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020 through Friday, February 21, 2020 (8:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.)
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 through Friday, February 28, 2020 (8:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.)
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 through March 6, 2020 (8:00 A.M. till 5:00 P.M.)
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020 (8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.)
  • Monday, March 9, 2020 through Friday, March 13, 2020, (8:00 A.M. till 7:00 P.M.)
  • Saturday, March 14, 2020, (8:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M.)
  • Sunday, March 15, 2020, (1:00 P.M. till 5:00 P.M.)
  • Monday, March 16, 2020, (8:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M.)

General Election

Election Date: November 3, 2020

Registration Deadline: October 5, 2020