Proposed Permanent Directives

Members of the public may comment on the proposed directives listed below by sending written comments to the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State via regular or electronic mail as follows:

Secretary of State’s Office
Attn: Jeff Hobday, Deputy Elections Counsel
22 N 4th ST
Columbus, OH 43215

[email protected]

All comments will be reviewed.

Proposed Permanent Directives

Directive SubjectDocument Comment Period
Election Administration, Chapter 2 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF)  Proposed Changes to Chapter 2 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Voter Registration, Chapter 3 of the Election Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 3 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Absentee Voting, Chapter 5 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 5 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Election Day Voting, Chapter 7 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 7 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Canvassing the Votes, Chapter 8 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 8 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Petitions, Chapter 11 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 11 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Candidates, Chapter 12 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 12 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019
Miscellaneous Duties, Chapter 15 of the Elections Official Manual (PDF) Proposed Changes to Chapter 15 (PDF) 7/22/2019 - 8/5/2019

Please be advised that minor edits, corrections, and de minimis changes (e.g., repair or update to hyperlinks; citations to new or additional statutes or court cases; updated dates, etc.) to a directive will be made as needed without reposting.  If a substantive change is made to a directive, the directive will be reposted for comment.