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 will be a drop box placed near the front entrance to the Portage County Administration Building for you to place items for the Board of Elections.  The dropbox will only be available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Thank you for your cooperation in our effort to keep our staff healthy.

The Primary Election will be concluded on April 28, 2020.  If you have already voted absentee, you cannot get another ballot.  With a few exceptions, all voting for the Primary Election will take place by absentee mail ballots.  In order to receive an absentee mail ballot you must complete this form and return it to the our office by mail or by placing it in the dropbox mentioned above or if you do not have a computer or printer please call our office at (330) 297-3511 and we will mail you an absentee ballot application.  You will not automatically be mailed an absentee ballot, as you must request one by completing an absentee ballot application.  Please request your absentee ballot application now!  Absentee ballots can be requested through noon on April 25, 2020, however since it takes 3-5 business days for first class mail, you will not receive your ballot in time to vote it and get it back to us in a timely manner.  


When completing your absentee ballot application, please pay special attention to section 6.  Mark Primary Election and then let us know what ballot style you would like us to send you (Republican, Libertarian, Issues Only, or Democratic).  Please call the office if you have questions.

All absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than April 27, 2020 or you can drop them at the Board of Elections' office through 7:30 p.m. on April 28, 2020.

On April 28, 2020, there will be limited in person voting at the Board of Elections office only (449 S. Meridian, Ravenna, OH  44266) for those voters who have a qualifying disability or who cannot receive mail.

Board of Elections Letter to the Editor

46 day Notice - March 17, 2020 Primary

Zero Report for the March 17, 2020 Primary Election

Notice of Regular Meeting, April 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