Ohioans deserve absolute confidence in their public institutions, and none of those institutions is more essential to our democracy than the electoral process. Fair elections are the hallmark of our democracy. They serve to document and certify what Thomas Jefferson called “the consent of the governed,” and their integrity is vital to the representative government on which our states and nation have thrived. The office of the Secretary of State carries with it a unique responsibility and duty not only to administer our voting process, but also to ensure confidence in its outcome.
The Public Integrity Division addresses that need while building upon our state’s tradition of innovation. For the first time, the office’s current investigative functions, including campaign finance reporting, voting system certification, voter registration integrity, election law violations, data retention & transparency, and cybersecurity protocols will work together to be both more efficient and effective.
On this website you can learn more about how the new division will work, review county board of elections security requirements, learn about efforts Ohio has made to ensure the integrity of our elections, and much more.