Register To Vote By Oct. 4

Register To Vote By Oct. 4

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Sep. 30, 2021 — The deadline to register to vote in the General Election on November 2, 2021, is October 4.

The Board of Elections offices will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, which is the final day to register for the November 2, 2021, General Election. The Wayne County Board of Elections is located at 200 Vanover Street, Wooster above the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Absentee voting – both in-person early and by mail – will begin on October 5, 2021. Voters who wish to receive a ballot by mail must complete a separate application for each election. 

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Noon on Saturday, October 30, 2021. However, it is strongly suggested that voters request mail absentee ballots as soon as possible to ensure timely mail delivery.  All mail absentee ballots must be postmarked by November 1, 2021. Ballots can also be returned to the Board of Elections and placed in our secure outdoor dropbox or brought into the office personally. 

Voters who wish to vote early in person will no longer be required to complete a form if they have proper identification for voting. Form completion will still be required for hand-carried ballots and for those wishing to use their Social Security Number for identification purposes. Hours for Wayne County’s Early Vote Center are as follows:

October 5 – 8 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 11 – CLOSED for Columbus Day

October 12 – 15 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 18 – 22 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 25 – 29 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

October 30 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 31 from 1 – 5 p.m.

November 1 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All Wayne County Voting Locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, November 2, 2021.  Please note that some polling locations have changed. The changes are as follows:

Former Permanent Location Precinct(s)

New Permanent Location Name

New Location Address

Wooster Community Center Woo 1-A Wayne County Fair Event Center 199 Vanover Street
Wooster, Ohio
College Hills Retirement Village Woo 2-D
Woo 3-D
Connection Church 1633 Portage Road
Wooster, Ohio
West View Healthy Living Woo 4-B
Woo 4-C
Church of the Nazarene 3100 Oak Hill Road
Wooster, Ohio
Smithville United Methodist Church Gr 2
Gr 3
Smithville Brethren Church 193 East Main Street
Smithville, Ohio
OARDC – Fisher Auditorium Fr 2
Wst 1
Wayne County Fair Event Center 199 Vanover Street
Wooster, Ohio
American Red Cross Building Woo 1-B Wayne County Fair Event Center 199 Vanover Street
Wooster, Ohio
Dalton Presbyterian Church Sug 3 Dalton Public Library 127 South Church Street
Dalton, Ohio
Life Ministries Tabernacle Mil 2 Grace Church-County Line Campus 14960 Seville Road
Sterling, Ohio
Autumnwood Nursing Center Ritt 2 Life Ministries Tabernacle 9878 Krabill Road
Rittman, Ohio
Paint Twp. Fire Department Paint 1 New Leaf Community Center 16014 East Chestnut Street
Mt. Eaton, Ohio


Voters can visit to check their registration, find their polling location, and view sample ballots.  Voters can also call the Board of Elections at 330-287-5480.