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
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • 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.

2024 registration deadlines

You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines:

February 20, 2024 for the March 19, 2024 Primary and Special Election

July 8, 2024 for the August 6, 2024 Special Election (if one)

October 7, 2024 for the November 5, 2024 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.