PAULDING – The Paulding County Board of Elections purchased a new voting equipment system from Election Systems and Solutions Inc. in 2019 with allocated state funding.

The new voting system is an all paper ballot system and has been used in the November 2019 General Election and March 2020 Primary Election.

Every regular voter will mark their ballot and then scan their ballot through a scanner. Voters with disabilities will mark their ballot on an Express Vote unit with a marking device.

All people who are not registered and wish to vote in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, must register by Monday, Oct. 5. You may register online at VoteOhio.gov or at one of the following: ? • Paulding County Board of Elections, 105 East Perry Street, Paulding or any other Ohio County Board of Elections

• Office of any Deputy Registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

• Public libraries

• Public High Schools or Vocational Schools; ? • County Health Dept.

• County Treasurer’s Office

• Office of Secretary of State.

Office hours for the Paulding County Board of Elections presently are: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended office hours on Monday, Oct. 5 are 8 to 9 p.m., which is the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Have you moved or changed your name since the last time you voted? If so, you should change your address and/or name online at VoteOhio.gov or by completing a voter registration form at the above listed designated agencies. The deadline is Monday, Oct. 5. Persons not certain of their registration validity may check on the office website: https://www.boe.ohio.gov/Paulding or call the office at (419) 399-8230.

Should you wish to register at the Paulding County Bureau of Motor Vehicles located at 119 W Perry Street in Paulding; hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

You are qualified to vote if: You are a citizen of the United States.

• You will be at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 5, Election Day.

• You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.

• You are not incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States.

• You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.

• You have not been permanently disfranchised for violations of the election laws.

You are eligible to vote in elections conducted in your voting precinct more than 30 consecutive days after you are properly registered to vote in the State of Ohio.

All candidates, issues, and questions that will be on the Nov. 3 ballot are listed under the 46 day notice for Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots link found under “Current Events” on the office website, https://www.boe.ohio.gov/Paulding. Should you have any questions, please call the Board of Elections office at (419)399-8230.