The Portage County Administrative Building is closed to the public, however our office will remain open.  The best way to reach us is by calling our office at (330) 297-3511.  If you need to meet with us, please call the office to set up an appointment.  There is a drop box in the parking lot of the Portage County Administration Building for you to place items for the Board of Elections.  Thank you for your cooperation in our effort to keep our staff healthy.


Notice of Regular Meeting - September 18, 2020

November 3, 2020 Voter Information

Voter Registration Deadline - October 5, 2020 - Office hours on this date ar 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Check our voter information page for more information.

Types of voting for November 3, 2020:  

Absentee voting by mail -  Send your request in TODAY!!

All voters must request an absentee ballot by mail.  Applications can be found on our website under Absentee Voting, in the front of our dropbox or by calling our office.
The Secretary of State's office has stated they will be sending absentee ballot applications to registered voters over the Labor Day Weekend.  Please do not submit more than one absentee ballot request.
Check the status of your absentee ballot request by clicking here.
Technically, the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is noon on October 31, 2020.  If you wait until less than a week before the election to request your absentee ballot, you will not likely receive it in a timely manner.
The first day that absentee ballots will be mailed is October 6, 2020.  
Absentee ballots must be post marked no later than November 2, 2020 (and received in our office no later than November 13, 2020) or returned to our office (or dropbox) no later than 7:30 p.m. on November 3, 2020.


What is on your ballot?  Follow this link and find out.

Absentee voting in person at the Board of Elections Office Only - Begins on October 6, 2020 (schedule below)

October 6 - October 9
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 12 - October 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 19 - October 23
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 25
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 26 - October 30
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Sunday, November 1
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 2
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Election Day Voting - 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at your polling location only.  Find your polling location here.

We will also be posting information on our Facebook page.

46-Day Notice - General Election November 3, 2020





Staff Contacts

Name Title
Faith Lyon Director
Theresa Nielsen Deputy Director

Board of Elections Members

Name Title
Denise L. Smith Chair
Patricia Nelson Member
Doria Daniels Member
Elayne J. Cross Member