Voting & Elections

Voting in Dublin, Ohio

You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November 7, you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but you cannot vote on issues until you are 18)
  • 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 or jail) 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 disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.

You are eligible to vote in elections held in your voting precinct more than 30 consecutive days after you are duly registered to vote in Ohio.

The City of Dublin is located within three Ohio counties: Franklin, Delaware and Union. Dublin residents residing in any of these counties may register to vote by mail, by calling the Secretary of State’s office, at the Dublin Library, with a Deputy Registrar or with the respective County Board of Elections. Dublin residents living in Franklin County also may register to vote at the Dublin Municipal Building. If you move within the county in which you currently reside, address changes can be made at any location in which voter registration is accepted.

Voters will have prior notification by mail of voting location from the County Board of Elections. Poll hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Absentee ballots are available by calling the appropriate County Board of Elections.

Board of Elections

State of Ohio
614.466.2585
Toll Free:1.877.SOS.OHIO

Franklin County Board of Elections
1700 Morse Rd
Columbus, OH 43229
614.525.3100

Delaware County Board of Elections
2079 U.S. Highway 23 N
P.O. Box 8006
Delaware, OH 43015
740.548.7313

Union County Board of Elections
835 East 5th St.; Suite A
Marysville, Ohio 43040
937.642.2836

Election Signs

As the November election approaches, residents are asked to remember City ordinances regarding election signs.

Temporary signs for candidates, public issues or similar matters are limited to three colors, may not be larger than six square feet and may not have any artificial illumination.

Finding the right location for your signs is important. Please follow the following regulations:

  • Signs may not be affixed to any public utility, pole, tree, street signs or natural object.
  • They cannot be located within a public right-of-way, public park or public property, including tree lawns.
  • No signs are permitted in the center of roundabouts or in the approach or exits of roundabouts.
  • Signs may not create a safety or visibility hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
  • When placing signs on private property, permission must be obtained from the property owners.

Non-compliant signs in the public right-of-way or improperly displayed will be removed by City staff. Non-compliant signs on private property will receive a violation notice from Code Enforcement.

All election signs should be removed immediately after the election.

Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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Mission

We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.

Vision

A global city of choice. Vibrant. Innovative. Engaged.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

City Hall
5555 Perimeter Dr.
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Phone:
614.410.4442

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