Breadcrumb Navigation

Media Center

Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending April 8, 2022

May 3rd Primary Election Begins

With military and overseas ballots sent out this past weekend and early in-person and absentee voting beginning Tuesday, the May 3rd primary election has officially begun.

People are voting. Early voting for the May 3, 2022 primary has begun. Cast your ballot by mail, early in-person, or at your voting location on election day


Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is dedicated to ensuring Ohioans are equipped with timely and trusted information about voting. With that mission in mind, early this week Secretary LaRose spoke to dozens of radio and television stations throughout the state to spread the word about Monday’s voter registration deadline and the start of early voting.

Watch Secretary LaRose discuss early voting on WFMJ.


Watch Secretary LaRose discuss early voting on WLIO.


The Secretary took advantage of the start of early voting this Tuesday by stopping at the Franklin County Board of Elections to cast his ballot. There, he also met with election officials and their poll worker recruitment team. Tens of thousands of Democrats and Republicans are needed each election to serve their communities as poll workers. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on May 3rd, visit VoteOhio.gov/DefendDemocracy.


On Wednesday, Secretary LaRose also visited the Guernsey County Board of Elections in Cambridge. With early voting in full swing, the Secretary met with the hard-working staff that are dedicated to a single mission — ensuring a secure, accurate and accessible election for every voter. Read more about Secretary LaRose’s visit.

Election Reminders & Updates

Early in-person voting schedule. Week 1 Tuesday April 5 to Friday April 8 8 am to 5 pm. Week 2. Monday April 11 to Friday April 15 8 am to 5 pm. Week 3. Monday April 18 to Friday April 22 8 am to 5 pm. Week 4. Monday April 25 to Friday April 29 8 am to 7 pm. Saturday April 30 8 am to 4 pm. Week 5. Sunday May 1 1 pm to 5 pm. Monday May 2 8 am to 2 pm

Poll workers are essential to running elections. Sign up today at VoteOhio.gov/DefendDemocracy

Discussing American Energy Solutions

As Ohioans face skyrocketing gas prices and amid a shifting geopolitical landscape, American energy independence is becoming even more vital. This week, Secretary LaRose met with the oil and gas business owners and industry experts and toured the Guernsey Power Station in Byesville. There, the Secretary saw an example of one of the countless energy solutions Ohio offers to help make America energy independent and less reliant on foreign sources. This industry employ thousands of Ohio workers and powers millions of homes each year.

In Case You Missed It

Sidney Daily News

Sidney Daily News: LaRose spotlights Ohio’s wedding industry entrepreneurs

COLUMBUS — Entrepreneurs in Gallia, Erie, Cuyahoga, Lake, Montgomery, Tuscarawas and Putnam counties are making their mark on Ohio’s economy.

Every year from April through October, a diverse array of Ohio businesses is busy every weekend fueling the wedding season.

Eight successful entrepreneurs are highlighted below have dedicated their work to helping create and capture lifelong memories for Ohio couples on their wedding date.

Media Contact

Rob Nichols
[email protected]
330.760.7582