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The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill 21 temporary positions in Rootstown to help cover the 2020 Census count. 11 of these positions are still available and applicants are urgently needed. A Census representative will be attending the Trustee meeting on Tuesday 2/25 at 5:30pm in the Town Hall to answer questions. Anyone who is interested in a position is invited to attend. Click here for more info or go to to apply.

The Portage County Board of Elections is looking for individuals who would like to be part of the democratic process by becoming precinct election officials (PEOs). On Election Day, nearly 600 citizens are needed to staff 129 precincts. Without PEOs, elections cannot be held. They are present to ensure our elections are fair, impartial, and conducted according to Ohio law. To be a PEO, one needs to be registered to vote in Portage County, attend a training class, and have transportation to their assigned polling location. Election Day hours are 5:45am until all necessary work is completed after the polls close at 7:30pm. Those serving as PEOs receive $130. The next election will be the Primary Election held on March 17, 2020, and the Presidential Election held on November 3, 2020. To sign up or for more information, please contact the Portage County Board of Elections at 330-297-3512 or 330-297-3515 or visit their website at

The Rootstown Township Trustees would like residents to be aware the parking ban goes into effect when there are 2 inches of snow or more. Violators will be towed at the owner's expense.

The recycling surveys that the Portage County Solid Waste Management District mailed to Rootstown residents is just a questionnaire and DOES NOT necessarily mean that the prices will increase to the survey costs. Recycling costs will be negotiated in the contract with the township.


Welcome to Rootstown Township's Web Site

Rootstown Township was founded in 1802 and is located in Portage County. Rootstown provides a mixture of living environments, shopping and restaurants while still maintaining its small town character. It is also home to the Northeast Ohio Medical University. With easy access off I76, it is a desirable place for its residents to live and work.

We hope you visit our website often to keep informed of activities and notices listed above that affect the residents of Rootstown. We always welcome your comments and suggestions to make this website useful and informative to all the residents of Rootstown.