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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending in April 10, 2020

LaRose and DeWine Issue Public Service Announcement

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose launched a Public Service Announcement, featuring Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, that encourages Ohioans to vote-by-mail in the 2020 primary election. Stations are encouraged to air the PSA through the deadline for requesting vote-by-mail ballots on April 25th. Click here for download links.

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Need A Vote-By-Mail Application? Check Your Grocery Store!

The one place most Ohioans need to visit during this crisis is the grocery store, which is why Secretary LaRose has worked with the Ohio Grocers Association and The Kroger Company to make sure vote-by-mail applications are made available to shoppers.

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LaRose announced a list of community partners around the state that have come together to help inform Ohio’s 7.8 million registered voters about Ohio’s extended election and how they can vote-by-mail. During this unprecedented time, communities in Ohio have rallied together to help each other. Click here to see our growing list of community partners! If you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact Monique Cox-Moore, Director of Community Engagement and Initiatives, at [email protected].

Become a partner

Did you get your postcard?

H.B. 197 required all registered voters to receive an informational postcard detailing 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 7.8 million registered voters. 

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Future Voters 

The LaRose girls want your children to be excited about voting and civic participation. They helped their dad feature a Future Ohio Voter coloring page to get the entire family involved in the election. Click here to start coloring! 

Coloring Pages that the LaRose sisters colored

Getting Business Done Remotely

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Ohio became one of 13 states to allow for online notarization. As businesses do more work remotely and social distancing continues, online notarization has made it far easier and safer to obtain the notarization's. The process to become an authorized notary can be done online and completed within a business day. The notary must take a two hour class, a test from an authorized provider, select the online notarization system they intend to use, and finally file an application with our office at

If interested in interviewing Secretary LaRose by phone, please contact Maggie Sheehan at [email protected] or (301) 997-6107.



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