PAULDING – The Board of Elections would like to remind all residents of Paulding county that the filing deadline for non-partisan nominating petitions is approaching. The deadline is Wednesday, August 4, 90 days before the general election. It may seem as though there is plenty of time, but with summer approaching the time will fly by.

The Nominating Peitions are for the elected offices that will be on the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot. The petitions are available to be picked up now.

This filing deadline is the same filing deadline for local questions and issues. The elected offices on the ballot for the upcoming November General Election are as follows: Antwerp Village Mayor (unexpired term ending 12/31/2023; Cecil Village Mayor; four (4) Village Council members in each Village except Cecil Village; three (3) Village Council members in Cecil Village; one (1) Board of Public Affairs member in Latty Village and Payne Village; Crane Township Fiscal Officer (unexpired term ending 3/31/2024; two (2) Township Trustees in each Township, Antwerp Local School District – three (3) school board members; Defiance City Local School District – two (2) school board members; Ottoville Local School District – three (3) school board members; Paulding Exempted Village School District – two (2) school board members; Wayne Trace Local School District – three (3) school board members; Western Buckeye Educational Service Center: Crestview Local School District (District 2) – one (1) governing board member; and Wayne Trace Local School District (District 4) – one (1) governing board member; Putnam County Educational Service Center – three (3) governing board members.

Contact the office if you have any interest and/or questions running for an elected office.

Please consider filing your nominating petition or questions and issues much earlier than on or near the August 4th filing deadline. Avoid the pressure of last minute. Office hours are: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office will be closed on May 31 for the Memorial Day holiday and July 5 in observance of Independence Day (July 4) holiday. The office will also be closed June 7 - June 9 for attendance at the Ohio Secretary of State Conference in Columbus. Please check the office website for the most up to date office hours and closings or call the office at (419)399-8230. Office website is:

Please contact our office if you or someone you know would like to work as a precinct election official on Election Day. Office email: There is lots of information on the office website including information on being a precinct election official.