No In-Person Voting Today; Secretary of State to Seek Ways To Extend Voting OptionsMarch 17, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person voting today. Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedny to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote can vote.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton has declared a health emergency due to COVID-19, and has issued an order closing all State of Ohio polling locations on March 17, 2020. Click here to read Dr Acton’s full order.
Here is Governor Dewine’s statement regarding the closure:
“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity.”
Click here to read Secretary of State LaRose’s Directive to the Board of Elections around the state.