With Some Voting Locations Consolidated, Voters Should Confirm Their Polling Site at VoteOhio.gov
Today, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose advised Ohioans to confirm their voting location ahead of tomorrow’s Special/Primary election. In light of the unique statewide August primary, low expected turnout, and certain polling locations being unavailable, some county boards of elections decided to consolidate voting locations.
For example, as schools prepare for the start of the year, some facilities were unavailable for use in this election. It’s important to note that any county board of elections that decided to consolidate a polling location could only do so with a bipartisan vote of the Republican and Democratic members of the board. It is not expected that such consolidation will occur in the November election.
As a result, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is encouraging all voters to check their voting location prior to casting their ballot tomorrow. Voters may do so at VoteOhio.gov.
“Our bipartisan boards of elections have been incredible throughout this election cycle and really demonstrated why they’re considered some of the best in the nation,” said LaRose. “They’re making the best decisions they can to ensure this election continues Ohio’s tradition accessibility and security. Every voter looking to make their voice heard on election day should check VoteOhio.gov to find their polling location.”
Voters will be casting ballots for the following races:
- Ohio House of Representatives
- Ohio Senate
- Democrat/Republican State Central Committee
- Local issues, questions, and measures impacting their communities
Eligible Ohioans began voting in the August 2nd election nearly four weeks ago, either by mail or early in-person. Tomorrow, the primary/special election culminates when voting locations open at 6:30am. Election results may be found at LiveResults.OhioSoS.gov beginning at the close of polls.
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