has been redistricted for the coming election, as is required
every ten years when the results of the U.S. Census are
determined. After the 2010 Census, the loss of population took
two congressional seats from Ohio. This loss necessitated the
redrawing of Ohioís congressional and legislative maps. Bath was
formerly District 43 for the Ohio House but will now be part of
Ohio House District 38. This district includes Bath,
Boston, Copley, Fairlawn, Norton, Peninsula, and Richfield. Bath
will remain in Ohioís 27th Senate District, though the
districtís foot print has changed. This district now covers the
northern and western portions of Summit County.
Summit County has been redistricted as well. This means
that Bath will no longer be represented by one council person in
one district for Summit County Council. Instead, Bath will be
divided between Districts 4 and 5. West Akron and
Downtown Akron are now joined with the eastern part of Bath for
District 4. District 5 will hold the western part of Bath, with
Copley, Fairlawn, and parts of West Akron.
The number of precincts in Summit County has been
reduced from 475 to 298 and the number of polling locations has
been reduced from 194 to 151. This reduction was in response to
a more restrictive budget. The polling locations had to be
approved by the Board of Elections to ensure all areas have
proper accessibility. Residents of Summit County can vote early
by mail or at the county election board.
In Bath Township, there are only two polling locations
this election. Bath Precincts A and C will be at the Ghent
Christian Church at 4200 Granger Road. Precincts B, D, E,
and F will be at the Bath United Church of Christ at 3980 W.
Bath Road. Please be aware that the township's precinct
letter designations have changed.
the changes in voting precincts and polling places, it would be
a good idea for voters to verify their voter information to
avoid confusion on November 6th. The Summit County Board of
Elections will be sending out postcards to all registered voters
indicating their information, precinct, and polling location. At
the time of printing, these were to be mailed at the end of
September or the beginning of October. Applications for an
absentee ballot have already been mailed to registered voters in
Voters may also visit
www.summitcountyboe.com. On the Board of Elections Website,
click the Voter Portal button at the top right. When the Voter
Search box appears, type your last and first name as directed,
and click the Submit button. If you have a hyphenated last name,
type only the first part.
Once your name appears there are several links that
will provide you with helpful information. You may update your
information through the Website, print a sample ballot, or see a
map of your precinct. When you click on the Details button, it
will take you to a page on which there is more useful
information. The Your Polling Location button will give you
direction and a map to your new polling place if it has changed.
Absentee Ballot Requests, Sample Ballot, Voter History, and Your
Voting Districts will also provide help during this upcoming
A large map of the township will be available in the
Bath Township Center rotunda.
Helpful Voting Links
Map of Bath Township Voting Precincts
Detail Maps of Precincts:
Summit County Board of Elections
Summit County Council
US House of Representatives