Absentee Ballots / Early Voting
The Board of Elections must receive an application for each election the voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot for. Military absentee ballot applications are good for one (1) calendar year (all eligible elections inclusive).
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Board of Elections office by the close of polls on Election Day (see NOTE: below)
Out-of country civilian or out-of-country military absentee ballots must be signed and postmarked by Election Day and received by the Board of Elections within 10 days after the Election.
NOTE: Ballots sent from within the United States and are postmarked by the day before an election and received by our office within ten (10) days following an election can be counted. This law does not apply to any mail that is postmarked using a postage evidencing system, including a postage meter.
- Absentee Ballot Applications
Voters wanting to vote absentee / early voting can do so in our office, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. once ballots for a specific election are available. NOTE: Extended hours are available some dates. Please refer to our home page for specific dates and times.
In person early voting ends at 6:00 p.m. the Friday before an election.
Voters wanting to receive an absentee ballot by mail may request a ballot by writing the Board of Elections office using an application form. Voters are NOT required to use the form; they can apply by supplying our office with the following information:
|Wood County Address|
|Address where you would like the ballot sent if different than your voting address|
|Date of Birth|
|Party affiliation preference (Note: This is only needed for a Primary Election)|
|For which election you are requesting a ballot (including the election date)|
|A statement indicating the applicant is a qualified elector of Wood County|
Mail Ballots to:
|Absentee Ballot Applications|
|Wood County Board of Elections|
|One Courthouse Square|
|Bowling Green, OH 43402|
Mail-in absentee ballot applications must be received by the Saturday before an election at 12:00 Noon (see below for specific dates).
Please print and sign your request. If more than one voter in a household requests a ballot, the request must have the signature and above information of each voter. Please include a phone number in case of error or questions.
2012 Mail-in Application Deadlines
|Election||Application Must Be Received By|
|March 6, 2012 Primary / Special Election||Saturday, March 3, by 12:00 Noon|
|August 7, 2012 Special Election (if Held)||Saturday, August 4, by 12:00 Noon|
|November 6, 2012 General Election||Saturday, November 3, by 12:00 Noon|