Below are useful resources as you prepare for the November 4, 2014 General Election:

The deadline to register for the November 4, 2014 General Election was Monday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m.

In-Person Absentee Voting Hours

  • October 7-October 19 (closed Monday, Oct. 13 for Columbus Day)
    • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
  • October 20-October 26
    • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
    • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25
  • October 27-November 2
    • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each weekday (Monday through Friday)
    • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Saturday, Nov. 1
    • 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday, Nov. 2
  • November 3
    • 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Early In-Person Absentee Voting takes place at the Wayne County Board of Elections office.


As the Secretary of State’s Office did in the 2012 General Election, they will again conduct a statewide absentee ballot mailing for the 2014 November General Election. The schedule and parameters are as follows:

  • The first mailing, which will go out to more than six million people, will cover active voters, as well as any voter who cast a ballot in the 2010 and 2012 statewide elections, even if they haven’t participated since. The voter must have had a current address on file with the board of elections as of August 1st of this year.
  • The second mailing will be sent in early October to include those who register to vote or update their voting information after August 1st.

» Sample of the Absentee Ballot Application MailerPDF

For more information, visit:

All Board meetings are held at the Wayne County Board of Elections office at 200 Vanover St. Suite #1, Wooster, OH. They are open to the public.

  • January – no meeting (conference)
  • February 11th at 10:30 a.m.
  • March 4th at 10:30 a.m. (reorganizational meeting)
  • April 17th at 10:30 a.m.
  • May 6th – Election Day
  • May 19th at 10:30 a.m.
  • May 22 at 10:30 a.m.
  • June 11 at 10:30 a.m. (note change from June 10)
  • July 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  • August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
  • September 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  • September 19 at 10:30 a.m. (Entire meeting will be in Executive Session)
  • September 22 at 1:00 p.m. (Entire meeting will be in Executive Session)
  • October 14 at 10:30 a.m.
  • November 4 – Election Day
  • November 17 at 10:30 a.m.
  • November 20 at 10:30 a.m.
  • December 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Election By The Numbers:

  • A total of 9,146 Wayne County voters (unofficially) turned out to vote for the May 6, 2014 General Election. That was 12.6% of registered voters (72,594). By comparison, the 2010 Primary Election, which featured the same offices on the ballot (but more local and state issues), had 22,161 voters turnout, or 29.91% of the registered voters (74,104).
  • The precinct with the largest turnout was Plain Twp. #2, with 27.14% of the registered voters in that precinct voting. The precinct with the lowest turnout was Wooster 2-C, with just 1.9% of registered voters casting a ballot.

By BOBBY WARREN Staff Writer   Published: February 3, 2014 4:00AM

WOOSTER — Longing for somewhere to perform a public service? Hoping to raise some funds for a service club? Looking to make some extra cash and not spend a lot of time doing it?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you might want to call the Wayne County Board of Elections to inquire about being a poll worker.

In years past, the Board of Elections has used only workers from the two major political parties. There were always two Democrats and two Republicans stationed at each precinct. For the first time, Wayne County will allow nonpartisan voters to serve as poll workers, Director Nancy Hamilton said.

Deputy Director Peter James said elections boards need to have at least one worker from the two major parties, but no more than two.

New poll worker classes are scheduled for March 3 and 4 to ensure everyone is trained for the May 6 primary. Wayne County has 85 precincts, and four workers are needed for each one.

Cyndi Shull, an elections specialist who trains poll workers, said nonpartisan poll workers will not be able to serve as voting location managers. This position had formerly been known as presiding judge, and the other three were judges. They will now be precinct election officials.

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