The deadline for voter registration for May 2 primary election is April 3.

Registration can be done at the Hancock County Board of Elections office, 201 E. Lincoln St., rear entrance.

On April 3, the office will be open until 9 p.m.

Other locations to register to vote include: Findlay-Hancock County Public Library; Fostoria License Bureau; Findlay License Bureau; Hancock County Courthouse, treasurer and auditor offices; department of mental health; McComb Public Library; Fostoria Public Library; Fostoria auditor’s office; Women, Infants and Children office in the Department of Human Services; and the Department of Developmental Disabilities.

In order to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 7, the date of the general election.

Voters can check their registration status, at their current residence, online at

Individuals may change an address online or in the board of elections office until 9 p.m. April 3.

Early in-person absentee voting for the May 2 primary will begin in the board office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4. The office will be open for in-person absentee voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through April 21.

Beginning April 24, voting can be done at the office from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through April 28.

On April 29, voting will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on April 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and on May 1, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Not all voting locations in the townships or villages will be open for voting in the primary.

The voting precincts at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church were moved to St. Marks United Methodist Church.

Findlay City School District voters who live in Marion Township will vote at the Marion Township House, 16003 Ohio 568, east of Findlay.

Findlay City School District voters in Liberty Northeast and Southeast precincts will vote at Gateway Church.

Van Buren Township will be open to vote on a township issue only.

Washington Township will be open to vote on a village of Arcadia issue, with only village residents able to vote.

The board of elections website has a list of candidates and issues for the primary.

For more information on absentee voting or to request an application to vote by mail, contact the board of elections at 419-422-3245, or online at the board of elections website.