Ballot Drop Box Information

The drop off box is a safe and convenient way to return Voter Registration cards, Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications, and voted ballots. Avoid Election Day lines and waiting on mail, use the drop off box today!


Where: 345 Oak Hill  Ave., 44502  in the circle parking lot of the Board of Elections. Ohio Secretary of State Directive 2023-03, permits each Board of Elections to have only one (1) secure receptacle outside of the Board office, for the purpose of receiving absentee ballots.

When: A bi-partisan team collects all Voter Registration Cards, Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications, and voted ballots from the drop box periodically throughout the day during. The drop box will be open to receive ballots only from April 4th-Election Day by 7:30 P.M. The drop box must be open to receive ballots on during In-Person Voting Hours ONLY.


Who: Voter Registration Cards and Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications can be returned to the drop off box by the voter, family, friends, or community advocates. 

Voted ballots can only be returned to the drop off box by the voter or a family member, including spouse, the father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the whole or half blood, or the son, daughter, adopting parent, adopted child, stepparent, stepchild, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece of the voter.   We ask the person returning the ballot to sign the back of the return envelope.

Don’t forget! 


  • The deadline to register to vote for the May 2, 2023 General Election is April 3rd at 9:00 P.M.


  • The deadline to return your completed Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application is to have it by April 25th at 8:30 P.M.

  • The date to have your mailed Absentee Ballots postmarked is Monday May 1st.


  • The deadline to return your voted ballot to the Board of Elections is Tuesday May 2nd by 7:30 P.M.

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