Drop Box

A NEW secure drop box for Ballots and Absentee Ballot Applications is located outside our office at 470 Center Street, Building 6-A, Chardon.

Ballot Drop Box

Handwritten Application for an Absentee Ballot

You may submit a handwritten application to request an absentee ballot by including the following information in a letter and mailing it to:

Geauga County Board of Elections
470 Center St., Bldg. 6A
Chardon, OH 44024

  1. Full name
  2. Your date of birth
  3. Home address at which you are registered to vote
  4. (optional) Mailing address if different from your registration address
  5. One of the following items showing proof of your identification:
    1. Ohio driver’s license number (two letters followed by six numbers)
    2. Last four digits of Social Security Number
    3. Copy of a current and valid photo identification or a current (within last 12 months) utility bill, bank statement, or other government document that shows your name and current address
  6. The election for which you are requesting an absentee ballot; If the request is for a partisan primary election ballot, include your political party affiliation
  7. A statement that you are a qualified elector
  8. Sign your name and date the letter
Statement on Unsolicited Applications

We’ve received multiple calls and emails expressing concerns over mailings of absentee application postcards to voters. These do not come from the Geauga County Board of Elections. We have no control over who mails what to voters. We will fulfill any completed applications which comply with the requirements of Ohio Revised Code 3509.03.

If you are unhappy with having received an unsolicited application, we suggest not using it, instead printing an application from our website, or calling us at 440-279-2030 to request an application.

Call 440-279-2044 for more information
Calendar of Events
Date Event
Every third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted, 9:00 a.m. Geauga County Board of Elections Meeting, 470 Center Street, Building 6-A, Chardon, Ohio 44024
November 23, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Special Meeting, 470 Center St., Bldg. 6, to certify the November 8, 2022, General Election and other business that comes before the Board.
Directors and Board Members
Michelle D. Lane, (440) 279-2032
Deputy Director:
Nora McGinnis, (440) 279-2034
Board Members:
Dennis M. Pavella, Chair
Janet M. Carson
Edward M. Ryder
Joan A. Windnagel
Board Office Information
470 Center Street, Building #6-A
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Direct:  440-279-2030
440-285-2222, Extension 2030
Newbury & Burton Residents:  1-888-714-0006, Extension 2030
Fax #:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.