The election will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. To find your voting location, please visit the Board of Elections website.


October 5, 2020 - Deadline to register to vote in the November 2020 election

October 31, 2020 - Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot Application

November 3, 2020 - Election Day


Download an absentee ballot application here. Applications must be received at the Board of Elections no later than October 31, 2020, at 12 noon. Instructions for casting your vote by mail will be included with your ballot. To send your ballot, mail to the Hancock County Board of Elections (201 EAST LINCOLN STREET – REAR, FINDLAY, OH 45840). 


Early voting dates will be published by the Hancock County Board of Elections later in the fall. On the early voting date, you will need to take a photo ID with your current address to the Board of Elections to cast your ballot.


Issue 8 is an emergency (flat rate) property tax levy. This levy will generate $1.275 million per year for 4 years. 

Why does the district need a levy?

The current property tax is set to expire without the renewal of this levy. The 4-year levy will be used for operating expenses within the district and will allow for continued cashflow to the district to maintain the current level of education provided to all students.

Why is the levy important for students and the community?

This levy will continue to provide the revenue necessary to maintain the high-quality education provided to our students at Van Buren Local Schools. Unfunded mandates from the state continue to cause a financial burden on the district. These mandates, in addition to COVID-19 related funding reductions, continue to chip away at the money available for our district and our students.