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

Voting has Started!

Monday was the registration deadline for this year’s May Primary Election and the Secretary conducted 18 media interviews beginning early on Monday morning to help spread the word to encourage Ohioans to register or check their registration at


Tuesday was the first day of early voting in Ohio! Ohio has nearly 50 percent more days of early voting than the national average. Four weeks, including weekend days, makes our state a national model!


On Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he wants people to be able to vote on their iPhones, despite the inability for there to be a paper trail and cybersecurity concerns. The Secretary shared why that is a bad idea in the video below.


Continuing the Fight Against the Federal Election Takeover

On Friday, Secretary LaRose appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show to highlight the problems with HR 1 and the obvious dangers of voting via smartphone. You can listen by clicking here.


Promoting Small Business

The Secretary visited Faye’s Crepes, a woman-owned business that started with hard work and a small coffee shop and has since expanded into a successful thriving business. As a proud Somali-American entrepreneur, her success is allowing Fay to open a second location later this year!


Important Election Dates and Reminders

  • Deadline to register to vote for the May Primary: April 5th
  • Early voting for the May Primary started: April 6th
  • Early voting hours for next week are 8am-5pm M-F
  • Election Day for the May Primary: May 4th
  • Remember to request your absentee ballot ASAP. Click here for more information.

Additional Meetings

  • The Secretary recorded a Zoom interview with the President of the Ohio Trucking Association to discuss Ohio’s position as a national leader in elections and legislative priorities moving forward.
  • Secretary LaRose was a guest of Congressman Troy Balderson on a tele-town hall to discuss Ohio elections and HR1, the federal takeover of elections, and answer constituent questions.


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Rob Nichols
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