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
Brenda K. Griffith (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

2016 Official Results - See Elections Link at Left

Next Board Meeting Tuesday, December 6th at 4:30 p.m.

Next Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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 8, General Election »

100 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election (post by July 31, 2016) »

45 Day Notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election (post by September 24, 2016)»

2016 Board of Elections Meeting Schedule revised March 3, 2016 »

Voting Information »
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Elected Officials »
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News & Dates to Remember

August 10, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Filing deadline for local questions, issues and nominating petitions for candidates in partisan races for the General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016
UOCAVA Absentee ballots for 2016 General Election must be ready to mail.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 9:00 PM
Deadline for voter registration and updates for November 8, 2016 General Election

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (UPDATED)
Early Voting begins at the Board of Elections Office Early Voting Hours »

November 8, 2016
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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