2017 May 2 Election Results



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May 26, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

General Election
November 7, 2017

Registration Deadline October 10, 2017

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Sample Ballots have been posted!

6 Week Notice

State Issues on the General Election Ballot

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Absentee Voting

  • Absentee by Mail

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        • This is a GENERAL Election
        • Election Date is NOVEMBER 7, 2017
        • Applications for Absentee Ballots must be received by Noon on Saturday, November 4, 2017
        • Absentee Ballots will be mailed beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (Military & Overseas ballots will be distributed beginning September 23, 2017)
  • In Person Absentee

In Person Absentee Voting begins on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Wayne County Board of Elections, 200 Vanover Street (Second Floor), Wooster, Ohio.  Click Here for map & directions.

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May 15, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections

The Wayne County Court of Common Pleas has set aside the Election Results for the Baughman Road District Levy for the May 2, 2017 Special Election.  An Agreed Judgment Entry was approved by the Court on June 21, 2017.


Statement from the Wayne County Board of Elections regarding the May 2, 2017 Special Election Baughman Township Road District Levy

Despite its error in issuing improper ballots to the Baughman Township residents who also reside in Ward 1 of the City of Orrville, the Wayne County Board of Elections is mandated by Ohio law to include all votes cast in the May 2, 2017 election of the Baughman Township Road District Levy. Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code sections 3515.08, et seq., the results of this election may only be set aside by a court of law after the filing of an election contest by qualified electors within fifteen days of the Board’s May 22, 2017 certification.


PRESS RELEASE - May 3, 2017

During the May 2, 2017 Special Election, an issue arose regarding the Baughman Township Road District Levy.  Baughman Township voters, who reside within the Orrville City limits and who are not part of the Baughman Township Road District, were mistakenly provided ballots permitting them to vote on the Baughman Township Road District Levy.  After a preliminary investigation, it was determined that the error was caused in the programming stages of the balloting system and was not discovered in proofreading processes.  The Wayne County Board of Elections is currently working with the Ohio Secretary of State’s office and legal counsel to review the situation and work towards a solution prior to the official certification of results scheduled for May 22, 2017.




January 5, 2017 / By Wayne County Board of Elections


Special Election - August 8, 2017

Filing Deadline May 10, 2017

There were no issues filed by the deadline of May 10, 2017 - there will be NO Special Election!

100 day notice for Federal Write In Absentee Ballots for the August 8, 2017 Special Election (Form 120)


Special Election - May 2, 2017

Official Certification Scheduled for May 22, 2017

6 week notice of Election

Legal Notices

What's on the ballot?

What Precints/Polling Locations are OPEN?

  • List of precincts & polling locations OPEN for May 2, 2017 Special Election
    • Chippewa Local School District Voters in Milton #1 (Quill's Schoolhouse) have been temporarily relocated to Chippewa #1 (Chippewa Township Building, 14228 Galehouse Road, Doylestown) for this Election ONLY!
    • Orrville Public Library Voters (Orrville City School District) in East Union #2 have been termporarily relocated to Orrville City #2 (Aultman Orrville Hospital, 832 S. Main Street, Orrville) for this Election ONLY!
      • Letters indicating the above temporary relocations were sent to individual voters on March 1, 2017.

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