Lorain County Election Early Voting, Absentee, Mail Ballots 2012
How To Vote Early Or Get Mail-In Absentee Ballots For Lorain County 2012 Elections
Just a reminder that absentee voting, early ballot voting and vote by mail officially start in Lorain County today for all cities, townships and villages (including Amherst, Lorain, Elyria, Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Wellington, Vermilion and Sheffield Lake). Although there aren’t any county commissioner races, countywide races or state elected office positions on the ballot, you will have the chance to vote for city council members and mayor in Amherst.
If you want to request an absentee ballot by mail, please contact the Lorain County Board of Elections (the BOE is starting to mail out absentee ballots that have already been requested today). You can also stop in at the BOE to vote in person if you want to.
A map with directions to get to the Board of Elections in Lorain for early voting
Additionally, you can still register to vote until October 11 at the BOE if you haven’t yet. If you’ve recently changed your address, make sure that you notify the BOE before the October 11 deadline, as well.
Please make sure you get out to vote! Even though this isn’t a presidential election year like it will be in 2012, it’s important that you let your voice be heard in important city races and on state ballot issues. Next year will undoubtedly see a much higher voting turnout in Lorain County (with candidates for President, Lorain County Commissioner and State Representative on the ballot), but don’t let that stop you from casting your vote and choosing the local leaders who will be at the helm of our great city.
Early Voting and Absentee Voting Ballots by mail are available for voters in the primary and general elections for all of the following communities in Lorain County:
Lorain County, Ohio Cities
Lorain County, Ohio Villages
Lorain County, Ohio Townships
- New Russia
Here’s a video you can watch about early voting & absentee voting in Ohio
If you wish to order a mail-in absentee ballot from the Lorain County Board of Elections, please contact them at (440) 326-5900. In 2012, residents will have the opportunity to vote in the presidential election, congressional elections, state representative elections (Terry Boose, Matt Lundy and Dan Ramos are up for re-election), as well as Lorain County Commissioners (current commissioners Ted Kalo and Lori Kokoski will be up for re-election).