A Common Post-Election Theme in Ohio
The Dispatch Editorial Board stated that “Ohioans shattered records for registering and voting, with no evidence of meaningful fraud or suppression” while discussing ways to further improve voting and elections in Ohio in the future. The Dispatch gave credit to the voters, voting advocates, election officials, poll workers, and Secretary LaRose for the election’s success.
Catching up and moving forward with our partners
This summer, Secretary LaRose launched the Ohio Secretary of State’s Diversity & Empowerment Council with a clear mission to increase minority entrepreneurship and voter participation in Ohio. Secretary LaRose met with the council to discuss the successful November General Election including some of the Council’s highly-productive initiatives such as voter registration, poll worker recruitment and fighting disinformation. Secretary LaRose discussed new ideas and legislative initiatives with this group of leaders including ideas for helping minority-owned businesses to succeed and ways to build upon the record-breaking participation which occurred in the recent election.
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission met to discuss plans through 2021 to continue the celebration of the statewide commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote. This week, SB 318, which is sponsored by Senator Kunze (R-Hilliard) and Senator Williams (D-Cleveland), passed the Ohio House which will extend the life of the commission to the end of 2021.
The Election Certification process is underway
Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections completed their official canvass, compiling the legal votes cast early, absentee, or on Election Day. The next step in the process is certification of results by the Ohio Secretary of State by November 28th. Find out more on the next steps below.
Honoring the Heroes of the Pandemic
Secretary LaRose joined AeroTrek Flight Academy for their fly-over to honor the heroes on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. And as a special salute to our election officials who helped us keep voting safe in Ohio, They flew over Summit and Medina Boards of Elections.