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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending April 3, 2020


Spreading The Word About Ohio's Extended Primary Election

This week Secretary LaRose introduced a social media toolkit to help Ohioans more easily spread the word to their friends and family about how to request a vote-by-mail ballot and participate in the 2020 primary election. Included are an infographic poster that can be printed, social media graphics including an animated gif, and a frequently asked questions document. Thanks to the help of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, graphics are also available in Spanish. These graphics are all open source and all are encouraged to utilize them and ensure every Ohioan has a chance to have their voice heard in the 2020 primary election.

Getting Your Questions Answered

With the fast-moving pace of this primary election, LaRose and his team are working to keep our Frequently Asked Questions page updated. Voters can also ask their questions at

Postcards Will Soon Be in the Mail

H.B. 197 required all registered voters to receive a postcard informing them how to request a vote-by-mail ballot. Secretary LaRose took quick action to collect voter address data, secure a printing vendor, and prepare to send postcards to approximately 7.7 million registered voters. The postcard is expected to hit mailboxes over the next few days. Here is what voters can expect to see in their mailboxes soon! 

Keeping Ohio Businesses Healthy

Just like many Ohio businesses, our office has made necessary changes to ensure our team members and the Ohioans we serve are protected. But make no mistake, Ohio’s front door for new businesses remains open. Have a creative idea and what to create a business? Learn so at

New Campaign Finance Deadline Set

H.B. 197 also modified the deadline for the Post-Primary report that is required of all candidates and committees which would have filed on April 24th. Because of the delayed conclusion to Ohio’s Primary That date has changed from April 24 to June 5, 2020. The Post-Primary Report will disclose activity through May 29, 2020. Candidates and other committees may find a copy of the updated campaign finance calendar by clicking here. For those committees subject to Ohio’s contributions limits found in R.C. 3517.102, the date of the Primary Election was March 17, 2020 so any reset triggered by that date occurred as usual.


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