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Van Wert County Board of Elections

Office Location
1362 E. Ervin Road
Van Wert, OH 45891

Contact Us:
Telephone: 419-238-4192
Fax: 419-238-7145

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday


Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Primary Election

Early in-person voting and absentee mail voting are available, select In-Person Early Voting Hours for more information.

Election Day polling locations will be open for voting from 6:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. View your precinct and polling location by selecting Where Do I Vote on Election Day?

Voter Registration

The Voter Registration Deadline for the Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9:00 p.m.
You can register to vote or update your registration online, or return paper voter registration forms at our secure dropbox, or over-the-counter inside our office.
For more information on voter registration, follow the link for the Ohio Secretary of State’s website at https://voteohio.gov.

Voter Identification Requirements

Every voter will be required to provide proof of identity before voting. The forms of identification you may use includes:
Ohio driver’s license, state ID card, or interim ID form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (“BMV”)
U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card
U.S. passport or passport card

(Note: you cannot use as proof of identification a notice that the board of election mailed to you.)

Online Voter RegistrationOnline Change of Address

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Absentee Information

Absentee Voting Hours March 19, 2024 Primary Election

In Person Absentee Voting Hours
Dates Times
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – Friday, February 23, 2024 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, February 26, 2024 – Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, March 4, 2024 – Friday, March 8, 2024 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2024 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2024 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 7:30 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2024– Friday, March 15, 2024 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2024 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2024 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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 or placed in our secure drop box (located on the Jennings Road side of our building).
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: Van Wert County Board of Elections
1362 E. Ervin Road
Van WertOH 45891

or placed in our secure drop box (located on the Jennings Road side of our building)


The Election Board meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM.
Meetings are open to the public

Connie Hoverman
Cindy Harting
Larry Stetler
L. John Wortman

Pam Henderson

Brenda Weaver


Our mission is to assure the voters of Van Wert County maximum public access to the election process. To provide the voters with courteous, accurate, honest and efficient voter services.

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