Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd. East, Lorain, OH 44055 (440) 326-5900
Register to vote
There are several ways you can register to vote or update your address when you move.
Register online through The Ohio Secretary of State’s office at https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/
To register online, you must have the following information:
- Ohio driver’s license or Ohio identification card number
- Date of Birth
- Last four digits of your Social Security number
If you do not have any portion of the required information to update your voting address, use this form:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/elections/forms/vr_form_04-2015.pdf. Once it is completed and signed, return it to the Lorain County Board of Elections.
2023 registration deadlines
You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines:
April 3, 2023 for the May 2, 2023 Primary and Special Election
July 10, 2023 for the August 8, 2023 Special Election (if one)
October 10, 2023 for the November 7, 2023 General Election
City ward information
Residents live in one of four wards, each represented by a member of city council.
Where you vote
All residents may vote in person on Election Day at Joyce Hanks Community Center, 4575 Lake Road. Ohio also permits voters to cast ballots at the Board of Elections prior to Election Day or by mail. Please check the BOE website for details on obtaining an absentee ballot and dates associated with mail or early in-person voting.