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Voting Hours

Per Ohio Secretary of State Directive 2014-01PDF, all county boards of elections will adopt the following as their regular business hours in order to ensure uniform days and hours across the state of Ohio for in person absentee voting:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from April 1, 2014 through April 4, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from April 8, 2014 through April 11, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from April 14, 2014 through May 2, 2014; and
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014

Election Resources

As of April 23, 2014, no local questions or issues have been filed.

COLUMBUS – In adopting a proposal put forth by Democratic and Republican elections officials, Secretary Husted today (Feb. 25, 2014) announced a voting schedule that will ensure voters in all 88 counties will have an equal opportunity to cast a ballot in the 2014 statewide election.

Secretary Husted’s directivePDF implements a bipartisan proposal by the Ohio Association of Elections Officials (OAEO) and will give Ohioans the ability to cast an absentee ballot in person over the course of four weeks leading up to Election Day. During the week, boards will be open for voting from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and on the last two Saturdays before the election, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

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Voting Hours

  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from October 7, 2014 through October 10, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from October 14, 2014 through October 17, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from October 20, 2014 through October 24, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from October 27, 2014 through October 31, 2014;
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014;

Any voter of the county may request and vote an absent voter’s ballot (or a provisional ballot beginning October 7, 2014) in person during these regular business hours. Any voters in line at the end of these regular business hours must be permitted to make their application and vote.

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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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 10 at 10:30 a.m.
  • July 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  • August 12 at 10:30 a.m.
  • September 8 at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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.