COLUMBUS – Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark) today reminded Ohioans of steps being taken to ensure a safe, secure and healthy election. Voters are strongly encouraged to confirm their polling places and be aware of all the options to vote in Ohio’s primary election this coming Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
“I encourage Ohioans to prepare for these changes on Election Day and still take the time to vote,” said Hottinger. “The Secretary of State and his team have done an incredible job to ensure Ohioans have access to cast their vote in a safe and secure way."
Polling Location Changes Due to Coronavirus Impact
Because Ohio’s elderly population is specifically vulnerable to Coronavirus/COVID-19, polling places that were located in senior living centers are being relocated by county Boards of Elections in coordination with Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
For the most up to date information, Ohioans should visit www.VoteOhio.gov/CoronaFacts to confirm their polling place and read more about steps being taken to ensure cleanliness and safety.
Early and Absentee Voting Options
Ohio also offers several options to vote early or by mail.
Poll Workers Needed
Senator Hottinger also joined Secretary of State Frank LaRose in calling for additional Ohioans to serve as poll workers. A majority of poll workers are senior citizens, and with concerns about the exposure of vulnerable populations to Coronavirus/COVID-19, additional people are needed to support a safe and secure election in each of our counties.
To learn more or sign up, visit https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/precinct-election-officials/peosignup/