Voting Information

Are you registered to vote?

You must be a registered voter to vote in the May 4, 2021 Primary Election. The deadline for voter registration is Monday, April 5, 2021. Check your voter registration here:

In Person Absentee Voting

In person absentee voting begins on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. You may vote at the Allen County Board of Elections located at 204 N. Main Street, Lima, Ohio, Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Absentee Voting by Mail

You may request an absentee ballot as early as January 1, 2021.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Saturday, May 1, 2021 by NOON. However, we highly recommend that you request your ballot by Friday,April 16, 2021 to allow adequate time to receive, complete, and mail in your ballot to ensure that your vote is counted on election day.

Request your absentee ballot here:

If you are mailing in your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by Monday, May 3, 2021.

If you are dropping off your absentee ballot in person, it must be placed in the dropbox outside of the Board of Elections by 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

Once you have requested your absentee ballot, you can track your absentee ballot here:

Voting on Election Day

Find your election day polling place here:

*Election Day is Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for the City of Lima Municipal Election. Polls will be open from 6:30am to 7:30pm Eastern on Election Day.