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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending July 9, 2021

Early Voting Has Started

Early voting for the August 3rd Congressional Special Election Primary began on Wednesday, June 7th. Ohio is a national leader in making it easy and convenient to vote by providing four weeks of early voting, including weekend and evening hours. In fact, Ohio is one of only twenty states that offers Saturday voting and one of only five states that offers Sunday voting. Monday the 12th starts the second week of early voting.

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Reminding Ohioans of Voter Registration Deadline

On Wednesday, Secretary LaRose partnered with the media to reach out to unregistered potential voters in the 11th and 15th Congressional districts to encourage Ohioans in those districts to register to vote at their boards of elections or online at VoteOhio.gov. The Secretary joined multiple news outlets, radio stations, and posted on social media to remind Ohioans that their voices matter. The August 3rd Congressional Special Election Primaries will help determine who fills the seats of former Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and former Congressman Steve Stivers.

Ohio makes registering to vote easy. In addition to options for submitting a paper voter registration form, Ohioans can register to vote from their computer or mobile device in just a few quick steps at VoteOhio.gov.

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Celebrating Our Nation's Founding

Over the holiday weekend, the Secretary spent time with family and his community for an Independence Day parade. He shared this message:

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Thanking Ohio's Entrepreneurs and Risk-Takers

On Thursday, the Secretary visited with the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce to thank them and area business leaders for the work they do to grow Ohio’s economy as we continue to regain our footing after the economic uncertainties brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a record setting year of new business filings, entrepreneurs and risk-takers continue to defy expectations by submitting more than 20,000 new business filings in the months of both May and June.

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Important Election Dates & Reminders:

  • July 7th - August 2nd - Early voting is open
  • August 3rd: Special Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • October 4th: Deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 2 general election
  • November 2nd: General Election Day. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Additional Meetings:

Secretary LaRose toured the remarkable new Quarry Trails development, located just west of Columbus, as the developer continues construction on the 62 acre site. The new metro park, a former limestone quarry, will feature an incredible array of outdoor activities alongside a mixed use of new small businesses and residential housing.

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On Friday, the Secretary spoke at the Greater Cincinnati Building Trades Unions meeting to discuss Ohio’s business climate with plumbers, electricians, iron workers, insulators, elevator constructors, and other skilled trades professionals. Ohio has a proud history as an industrious, productive workforce, and the Secretary thanked the Building Trades for the important work they continue to do to keep Ohio’s economy strong.

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