Ballot Printing Specifications




May 8, 2018

All ballots shall be printed within the State of Ohio in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Sections 3505.08 and 3505.13.

Quote shall list the actual Ohio printer who will be printing the ballots.

All pricing shall be FOB Chardon, Ohio.

Printer is required to use Election Systems & Software, Inc. (ES&S) sequenced or generic code stock for printing purposes.

Ballots shall be printed in accordance with specifications for printing as set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 3505.08.

Election Day ballots shall be delivered to the Board of Elections office on or prior to Friday, April7, 2017.

Each ES&S style ballot shall be a 14", single page ballot and shall have attached one (1) stub the width of the ballot located on the bottom and each shall be numbered and perforated, per Ohio Revised Code Section 3505.08(A).

All ballots shall be bound and shrink-wrapped by precinct jurisdictions with covers per Ohio Revised Code Section 3505.11.

Total precincts - 78 (plus overlaps)

Number of ballots- 75,000 (approximately)

Ballot proofs sent within one (1) week of receipt of ballot copy.

Ballot cost should be based on per ballot charge for actual number of ballots printed.

The Geauga County Board of Elections will send all required pdf files (Provisional and Election Day ballots) directly to the actual Ohio printer via email.

Printer shall print all ballots from a pdf file received from the Geauga County Board of Elections.

Printer shall use heavily gummed edges and place numbers as high as possible on stub.

Calendar of Events
Date Event
Every third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted Geauga County Board of Elections meeting, 9:00 a.m., 470 Center Street, Building 6-A, Chardon, Ohio 44024
March 15, 2018
at 9:00 a.m.
Regular Board Meeting
April 9, 2018
Voter registration deadline for the May 8, 2018 Primary Election
April 10th –
April 13th
(Tues. – Fri.)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In-person absentee voting for the May 8, 2018 Primary Election, Board of Elections' offices, 470 Center St., Bldg. 6-A, Chardon
April 16th –
April 27th
(Mon. – Fri.)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 30th –
May 4th
(Mon. – Fri.)
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
May 5th
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 6th
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 7th
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
May 8, 2018
Primary Election Day.  Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Directors and Board Members
 Deborah M. Reiter
Deputy Director:
Dorothy M. Stange
Board Members:
Edward M. Ryder, Chairman
Janet M. Carson
Dennis M. Pavella
Joan A. Windnagel
Board Office Information
470 Center St., Bldg.  #6-A
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Direct: (440)279-2030
(440) 285-2222
(440) 564-7131
(440) 834-1856 Extension 2030
Fax #:
(440) 285-0959
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m