The Stark County Board of Elections
Board of Elections MOVED: Cohen-Joliet Building, Board of Elections, 3525 Regent Ave N.E Canton, OH 44705
In-Person voting will take place from April 7 - May 4th. The hours for in-person voting are below:
April 7 - April 10 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Tuesday – Friday)
April 13 – May 1 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday – Friday)
May 2 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Saturday)
May 3 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Sunday)
May 4 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (Monday)
You will be required to fill out an application to vote in-person. On this application, you will be required to provide a form of identification.
The office is located at:
3525 Regent Ave NE
Canton, Ohio 44705
Vote By Mail
Below are the steps you need to complete in order to successfully vote by mail:
- Step 1 - Complete an application form. (In order for a ballot to be mailed to you, an application form will need to be filled out for each election.) You can download an application form here.
- Step 2 - Mail the completed form to the Stark County Board of Elections.
- Step 3 - Once your form is received and processed a ballot will be mailed to you beginning April 7th.
- Step 4 - Fill out your ballot and ID envelope completely.
- Step 5 - Mail your ballot back to the Board of Elections. Congratulations your ballot has been cast!
In order for your application to be accepted, the following information MUST be correct on the form:
- Your name and voting residence
- Your birthdate and proper identification information (see application)
- Statement that you are a qualified elector
- The election for which you are requesting a ballot
- Your party choice if the election is a primary, or that you want to vote an issues-only ballot
- The mailing address to which you want your ballot sent
- Your signature
Note: In the case of a medical emergency, the deadline for absentee ballot requests is 3 p.m. on Election Day. To be eligible under this provision, you must be confined in a hospital because of a medical emergency. A close relative may deliver and return your ballot if you so request and state the relative's name and relationship on the application, or representatives of the board of elections can be requested to deliver the ballot. The application form to vote in the event of a medical emergency can be downloaded here.
For your absentee ballot to be counted, it must be received as follows:
- If cast from anywhere in the U.S. and you return it by mail, it must be postmarked* (the day before the election) and received by the board of elections no later than 10 days after the election. If you return it in person or if a near relative delivers it to the board for you, it must be delivered to the board of elections no later than the close of polls on Election Day.
- If you are a voter outside the U.S. on Election Day, your ballot envelope must be signed and postmarked by the close of polls on Election Day and received by your county board of elections not later than the 20th day after the presidential primary election or by the 10th day after a special or general election.
- If returned in-person to the board of elections, absentee ballots must be received at your local county board of elections on Election Day by 7:30 p.m. (the close of the polls).
* Postmarked does not include a date marked by a postage evidence system such as a postage meter.
Phone: 330-451-7004, 330-451-VOTE (8683)
Toll Free: 866-878-VOTE(8683)
Military and Overseas Voters
Process to apply for a Uniformed and Overseas Civilian absentee ballot
Qualified electors who are members of the uniformed services or residing overseas (and dependends) may apply for an absentee ballot in any of the following ways:
- You may use the current Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), available online at www.fvap.gov. The FPCA may be used both to register to vote and to request absentee ballots.
- You also may request an absentee ballot using the form prescribed by the Ohio Secretary of State which can be downloaded here.
- If you already are a registered Ohio voter, you may designate an eligible relative to request an absentee ballot on your behalf by using the Secretary of State prescribed Form 11-E which can be downloaded here.
How to receive an absentee ballot
If you are an individual eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), you may ask to receive your ballot in any one of the following ways:
- By mail: Beginning January 1 or 90 days before an election, whichever is earlier, you may mail your properly -completed absentee ballot application, bearing your signature, to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located. The board must receive your request by noon on the Saturday before the election. However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail, fax, or e-mail you a ballot. Your marked ballot must be returned by mail.
- By fax: You may fax your absentee ballot request to the board of elections of the county in which your voting residence is located. The board must receive your request by noon on the Saturday before the election. You may request that the board fax, mail, or e-mail your ballot to you, but you must return your marked ballot by mail.
- By e-mail: Your completed and signed absentee ballot request form may be e-mailed to the board of elections office in the county in which you are registered to vote. The board must receive your request by noon on the Saturday before the election. You may request that the board fax, mail, or e-mail your ballot to you, but you must return your marked ballot by mail.
- In person: Once absentee ballots are available, you may go to your county board of elections office or other site designated by the board of elections to cast your ballot in person. If you are a UOCAVA voter voting in person on the day before an election or on Election Day, you may vote in person at the office of your county board of elections only. An application delivered in person to the board of elections office must be received by the close of polls on Election Day.
When the board of elections issues your ballot, it will provide you with information on how to track the status of your ballot in the Centralized Ballot Tracking System.
If you have requested an absentee ballot by noon on the Saturday before the election, but have not received it, you may use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot. If you receive your absentee ballot after submitting the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot, you may vote it and return it via mail or in person. If both the absentee ballot and the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot are received by the 10th day after Election Day, the board of elections will only count the absentee ballot.