Contact Information

Board of Elections
1300 East Second Street
Suite 103
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Michael S. Yambor (D), Director
Tonya R. Wichman (R), Deputy Director
Steven J. Sondergaard (R), Chairperson
Charles R. Gray (D), Member
Stanley J. Yoder (R), Member
Charles A. Bakle (D), Member

P: (419) 782-2906
P: (419) 782-8543
F: (419) 782-5773

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Board of Elections

Non-partisan petitions for City Council, (President, At-Large and 3rd Ward)) Local School Boards, and Township Trustees due by Wednesday, August 9, 2017 no later than 4:00 p.m.

Next Board Meeting Wednesday, September 13, at 4:30 p.m.

Next Election - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Defiance County Board of Elections performs all administrative functions of the election process including precinct boundary changes, contracts for voting locations, candidate and campaign finance filings, ballot preparation, vote tabulation, and certification of candidates elected to office.

Preview your Ballot for the November 7, 2017, General Election (updates in October)»

100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the November 7, 2017 General Election,(post by Saturday, July 30,2017) »

45 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the November 7, 2017 General Election,(updated August 29,2017 @ 4:00 p.m.) »

2017 Board of Elections Tentative Meeting Schedule - changes will be posted to the web site when necessary »

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News & Dates to Remember

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Filing deadline for local questions, issues and nominating petitions for candidates in non-partisan races for the General Election - November 7, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017
UOCAVA Absentee ballots for 2017 General Election must be mailed today.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:00 PM
Deadline for voter registration and updates for November 7, 2017 General Election

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Early Voting begins at the Board of Elections Office Early Voting Hours

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm




Defiance County prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. Defiance County is also an equal opportunity employer.

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