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

Village Partisan Petitions for the May 2nd Primary are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Independent Petition deadline for the 2017 General Election are due by Monday, May 1, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

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 Tuesday, May 2, at 6:25 a.m. (Open the Polls & Regular Business of the Board)

Next Election - Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (Residents in the Defiance City School District)

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 May 2, 2017, Special Election (Defiance City School District Only)»

45 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the May 2, 2017 Primary/Special Election (updated Wednesday, March 15, 2017)»

100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the August 8, 2017 Special Election,(post by Saturday, April 30,2017) »

2017 Board of Elections Tentative Meeting Schedule »

Voting Information »
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News & Dates to Remember

Saturday, March 18, 2017
UOCAVA Absentee ballots for 2017 Primary/Special Election (if necessary) must be ready to mail.

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 PM
Deadline for voter registration and updates for November 8, 2016 General Election

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Early Voting begins at the Board of Elections Office (if necessary) Early Voting Hours »

May 2, 2017
Election Day. Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

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




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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