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Navigating the Mahoning County Board of Elections Website

We have a very important and pivotal election coming up this November.  Be sure that you are registered to vote by October 5 if you want to be able to vote in the November 3 general election.

Although it takes a little time to register to vote, it’s not too difficult.  And you can do it all online, on the Mahoning County Board of Elections website, here at

Once you are on the Mahoning County site, there are lots of links you can utilize for additional information:

Register to Vote Online

If you choose to “Register to Vote Online,” you will see a few steps and prompts to fill in, in order to confirm your identity and officially register to vote.

First and foremost, you will need to provide:

  • Your Ohio Drivers License number or Identification Card number
  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Last four digits of your social security number.

Be sure to read through each page carefully.  Fill out all of your personal information, as required.  Let the website prompts guide you through completing your voter registration.

Am I Registered?

If you are unsure about whether you are registered or not, maybe you haven’t voted in a long time and aren’t sure what your status is, or maybe you need to request an absentee ballot or to find your polling place, then click on “Am I registered?” and type your name into the search box.

If you find yourself on this list, and your name and age and address is all correct, then you are registered.  If you don’t see yourself, you need to register or contact the Board of Elections.  If you see something like “please update your registration,” just click on the button and follow the prompts to fix it.

For each individual, this “Am I Registered?” section of the website also provides links to:

  • Print an absentee request
  • Become a poll worker
  • View Sample ballots
  • Check on your Absentee ballot status
  • Directions to your polling place (and your polling place is listed on the form).

If you want an absentee ballot sent to your home, click the “print an absentee request” button.  Fill out the necessary information, print the form, and mail it into the Board of Elections.

Additional Information

If at any point you get stuck or confused or have any other problems, you can call the Mahoning County Board of Elections at 330-783-2474.  Also, be sure to check out the Library’s webpage of Voter Resources for more information.

Need Visuals?  Watch This Video for Step-by-Step Guidance

For step-by-step guidance in navigating the Mahoning County Board of Elections website, click to view this brief video:


Kelly is a librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. As the Adult Programming Specialist, her focus is bringing adults the library programs they love.  (Kids can’t have ALL the fun!).  She reads strictly nonfiction and picture books.  She believes that anything you could ever need or want is located somewhere in the library.  Including friends.