BUCYRUS — The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election is Monday, Oct. 4.
Crawford County residents can determine their registration status by going to the Crawford County Board of Elections website crawfordcountyohioboe.gov and clicking on the “Am I Registered?” tab on the homepage. Residents can register to vote at the Board of Elections office, 112 East Mansfield Street, Suite A, in Bucyrus. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Board of Elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 to allow residents to register to vote.
Ohio residents can also register to vote online by going to the Secretary of State’s website VoteOhio.gov. To register online, residents must have the following information available: Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number, name, date of birth, address, last four digits of your Social Security number.
Early in-person voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 5 and runs through Monday, Nov. 1. Registered voters can cast ballots at the Board of Elections office in Bucyrus during the early voting period.
Following is the early in-person voting schedule for Crawford County residents:
• Tuesday through Friday, Oct. 5-8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Oct. 12-15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Oct. 18-22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Monday through Friday, Oct. 25-29, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents can also vote by mail. For information about voting by mail, go to the Board of Elections website and click on the “Voter Tools” tab on the homepage and then click on the “How Do I Vote By Mail?” tab.
For information, go to the Board of Elections website, call the office at 419- 562-8721, or email Crawford@OhioSoS.gov.
What’s on the ballot?
City of Galion residents will decide on candidates for mayor, law director, auditor, and president of city council, as well as all seven seats on city council in the Nov. 2 election. Following is the list of offices and candidates for each office that are on the general election ballot:
• Mayor — Tom O’Leary (incumbent)
• Law Director — Thomas N. Palmer (incumbent), E. Roberta Wade
• Auditor — Brian C. Saterfield
• President of City Council — Carl W. Watt (incumbent)
• City Council, At-Large (Vote for 3) — Kara Ault (incumbent), Paula E. Durbin, Thomas G. Fellner (incumbent), Jennifer Kuns (write-in)
• City Council, 1st Ward (Vote for 1) — Kenneth E. Bodkins, Sr. (incumbent), Chad T. Miller
• City Council, 2nd Ward (Vote for 1) — Richard Aaron Ivy (incumbent)
• City Council, 3rd Ward (Vote for 1) — Mike Richert (incumbent)
• City Council, 4th Ward (Vote for 1) — Carrie A. Zeger, Jerry D. Myers (write-in)
In the Village of Crestline, six candidates are running for the four available seats on village council. Following is the list of candidates on the fall ballot for village council: Mary Pierce-Broadwater (write-in), Cheryl Downey, Allen D. Laferty (incumbent), Garrett Looney, Joy Miley (incumbent), and Beverly J. Payne (incumbent).
Four candidates are running to fill the four available seats on the Village of North Robinson council. John Agin, Kimberly J. Brown, Rick O. Reed, and Paula Rose are all incumbents.
Incumbent Galion City Schools Board of Education members Michael E. Mateer and Melissa J. Miller are the only two candidates on the general election ballot. Three seats are available. No valid petition was filed for the third seat, according to the board of elections.
Only two candidates have filed valid petitions to run for the three seats available on the Crestline Exempted Village Schools Board of Education. Incumbent Robyn L. Almanson is seeking reelection. Kevin J. Sipes has also filed a petition to run for office.
The three incumbents on the Colonel Crawford Local Schools Board of Education are all running for reelection. Gordon E. Grove, Margaret Hoyles, and Scott C. Rike have each filed valid petitions. No other candidates have filed petitions to run for office.
Polk Township Trustees Tom Ray and Russell A. Sellman are both seeking reelection. No other candidates have filed petitions to run for the two seats available.
Jefferson Township Trustees Richard Eichorn and Matthew W. Weber are both seeking reelection. No other candidates have filed petitions to run for the two seats available.
Jackson Township Trustees Lonny C. Parrella, Sr. and Robert M. White are both seeking reelection. No other candidates have filed petitions to run for the two seats available.
Jefferson Township residents will consider a fire protection levy in November. Following is the ballot language for that measure:
“An additional tax for the benefit of Jefferson Township for the purpose of providing fire protection and ambulance and emergency medical services at a rate not exceeding 3 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.30 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2021, first due in calendar year 2022.”
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