Election Information

Next Election | November 2, 2021 General Election*

Important Deadlines:

  1. May 3, 2021 (4:00pm) - filing deadline for independent candidates for Hicksville Village Council
  2. August 4, 2021 (4:00pm) - filing deadline for nominating petitions of candidates in non-partisan races and local questions and issues for the November 2 election
  3. August 23, 2021 (4:00pm) - filing deadline for write-in candidates for the November 2 election
  4. October 4, 2021 - voter registration deadline for the November 2 election

*Defiance County will NOT hold a May election as no questions or issues were filed and Hicksville Village Council had fewer partisan filings than positions available. All partisan candidates for Hicksville Village Council will appear on the November ballot.

Early Voting

Before every election, Ohio voters can vote early in-person.

  1. Beginning October 5, 2021 - Full Early Voting Calendar
  2. At the Board Office - 1300 East 2nd Street (Suite 103), Defiance, Ohio 43512
  3. Bring your ID and vote like it is Election Day!

Voting by Mail

All Ohio voters have the option to vote by mail. Before applying to vote by mail, confirm your registration is up to date.

  1. Apply - complete an application and submit the original to the Board office (by mail or by drop box)
  2. Application Deadline - 12:00pm on the Saturday preceeding election day
  3. Track the status of your ballot

Polling Locations

On Election Day, polling locations are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm and Defiance County voters cast their ballots at 8 different locations. You can search for a polling location:

  1. by address
  2. by precinct

Absentee Statistics

Statistics on early in-person and absentee voting are updated every evening after early voting closes for the day.


Ballot Preview

Preview your ballot before heading to the polls. Ballot previews are typically available 45 days prior to an election.

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