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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending November 3, 2023

3 Things You Need to Know:

  • This weekend is the last chance to cast an early vote! Ohio's boards of elections are open from:
    • Saturday, Nov. 4: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 5: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • If you plan on voting by mailing in your absentee ballot, remember, your ballot in it's state issued envelope must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 6 or you can return it to your county election board by 7:30 p.m. on Election Night.

  • The November 7 General Election is this Tuesday. You must have a valid ID to vote in Ohio. Make sure your current ID meets the requirements.

Verify Ohio Weekly Update:

FACT: A valid, current photo ID is required to vote in Ohio. When you go to vote, please refrain from wearing sunglasses, large hats, or accessories that may shield your face. Your local election workers need to be able to verify that it's your picture on the ID.

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Updates from around Ohio

On Friday, Secretary LaRose visited the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to talk about early voting. A secure bipartisan demonstration was given to show how absentee ballots are handled when they arrive at the board. As of November 2nd, 262,798 absentee ballots have been cast. 431,416 ballots have been cast by people taking advantage of early voting.

Later that Friday, Secretary LaRose visited the Mahoning County Board of Elections to promote early voting and talk about what is needed when heading to the polls.

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Monday we took the opportunity to honor the good work the Secretary of State's office has been doing to help people impacted by abuse through our Safe at Home program. When Secretary LaRose took office in 2019, Safe at Home had only enrolled 490 participants. We have now helped around 2,600 individuals recover and stay safe as they start rebuilding their lives after their trauma.

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Marion Star

Marion County's Wendy Imbody named poll worker of the year - why you should join her

With several pressing measures on the ballot, Tuesday's election is expected to yield a large turnout in Marion. Helping things to run smoothly will require a strong crowd of poll workers, such as Marion resident and avid poll worker Wendy Imbody.

Earlier this year, Imbody was awarded the 2022 Precinct Election Official of the Year Award by Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

“It’s like hitting the lottery. … Do you know how many poll workers are in the state of Ohio? And I got chosen?” Imbody said.

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