Public Administration



Board of Elections

1495 W. Longview Ave. Suite 101
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Phone: 419.774.5530
Fax: 419.774.5534
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Saturdays prior to each election - contact office for specific dates & times




Paulette Hankins (D)


Deputy Director

Bill Freytag, (R)


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Board of Elections

2017 Petitions

The filing deadline for the City of Mansfield and City of Ontario was February 1st, 2017. The filing deadline for the City of Shelby was February 16th, 2017.

Non-partisan petitions for Trustees, Village Council Officers, and School Board Members are available now, with a filing deadline of August 9th, 2017.


Registration Deadline & Absentee/Early Voting Hours for May 2nd, 2017 Election*


Saturday – March 18th – UOCAVA – Military & Civilians Overseas Absentee Voting Starts

 Monday April 3rd – Voter Registration Deadline – Office must be open until 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday April 4th – Regular Absentee/Early Voting Starts – Open 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. first 3 weeks.

Week of April 24th – Open 8:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. for Absentee/Early Voting – thru Friday April 28th

Saturday April 29th – Open 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. for Absentee/Early Voting

Sunday April 30th – Open 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. for Absentee/Early Voting

Monday May 1st – Open 8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. for Absentee/Early Voting


*Please note:  Not every precinct will be open for the May 2nd, 2017 Election.  Some jurisdictions do not have any candidates or issues on the ballot for this Election.  The following precincts will not be open for voting in May:


All precincts in the City of Shelby, plus the following township precincts - Butler, Franklin, both Jackson precincts, all 4 Jefferson precincts, both Monroe precincts, Sharon, all 3 Lexington and both Troy precincts, Washington-B, C, F, Weller, and all Worthington precincts. (Please note that the Shelby 3-B precinct has several voters who reside in the Plymouth Local School District. These 3 voters will be notified by mail how and where to cast their ballot for the Plymouth School issue.)


100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the 2017 Special Election


45 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the 2017 Primary Election


100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the 2017 Primary Election




Please click on the link below to check your voter registration & view a sample ballot,

polling location, and absentee ballot status.

Voter View

*Please note: If your status says “Inactive”, you may still vote.  This status just denotes that either you were sent a confirmation notice and didn’t respond, or that you’ve had no activity on your registration for a certain period of time.  If you still reside at the same address, you may vote a regular ballot at the polls on Election Day.

If you are unable to locate your voter registration information but think you are

registered to vote and you have not moved outside of your county of prior registration,

you may be eligible to cast a provisional ballot during in-person absentee voting period

at an appropriate early voting location or the county board of elections, or on Election

Day at the correct polling place for your current address that may be counted. We

encourage you to check your registration status by contacting your local county board

of elections. To find your polling place, please click here or call your county board of

elections. Click here for a full listing of Boards of Elections.