Below are general FAQs about voter qualifications, registration, polling locations, absentee voting, political party affiliation, poll workers, and ballot tabulation.
Can I register to vote if I am homeless?
Yes. You will be registered in the precinct where you have mail delivered. You may register with your address as the office of the Auglaize County Board of Elections or homeless center where you reside.
How do I know where I vote?
That information is provided to you on your voter acknowledgment notice card that you receive when you register or update your voter registration. You may also you use the Polling Location Finder.
What hours are the polls open in Auglaize County?
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m..
How do I know what districts I can vote in?
The districts are also indicated on your voter acknowledgement notice. You may also use the Polling Location Finder to determine your district information.
Where do I obtain an absentee ballot?
If you are unable to attend your polling place on election day and qualify for an absentee ballot, you may obtain an absentee ballot by phoning, writing or coming in to the Auglaize County Board of Elections' office, or you may download and complete an Absentee Voter Application Form found at the bottom of this page.
May I request absentee ballots for other than myself?
For more information on Absentee Voting, click here
Do I have to declare a political party?
You are not required to declare a party preference. However, you should know Ohio is a closed primary state. In a primary election, voters may only vote for candidates in their party. By not selecting a party, you limit your vote in the primaries to only issues. In the general election, party affiliation is not an issue. You may vote for any candidate, regardless of party preference.
When and how do I change my party preference?
A party affiliation may be declared and changed only by casting a ballot in a particular party’s Primary Election.
Can I register to vote if I've been convicted of a felony?
Yes. If your civil rights concerning voting have been restored under Section 2961.01 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Pollworkers are people that work at the polling places on Election Day.
How can I become a pollworker?
You may call the Montgomery County Board of Elections and request a pollworker application, or you may complete an Pollworker Application Form. Once the application has been received and you have been selected, you will be scheduled to attend an orientation session to familiarize you with elections in Auglaize County.
For more information about becoming a pollworker, click here
How are ballots tabulated on election night?
Ballots are transported from the various precincts across the county to the Auglaize County Administration Building in secured transfer cases. Once they have reached the Administration Building, each transfer case is then officially opened, inspected and ballots tabulated by officials of the Auglaize County Board of Elections.