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History

Wayne County was established on January 13, 1846 and formally organized on February 13, 1851. The county is named after General “Mad Anthony” Wayne of the Revolutionary War. General Wayne earned the name “Mad Anthony” because of his tactical boldness and his personal courage in the field. In November 1850, Dr. I.W. McCarthy was appointed sheriff to organize the county. The following officers were elected in August, 1851: Seth Anderson, judge; Thomas McPherson, clerk; D. Payton, recorder and treasurer, and I.W. McCarthy, sheriff. Thirty votes were cast at this election and the amount of revenue the first year was $64.30.

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Election Information


General Election -Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 First Day to submit absentee ballot request to Auditor’s office.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 First Day absentee ballots may be mailed or voted in person at the Auditor’s office.
Voter Registration Form
Absentee Ballot Request Form
Wayne County Election Website