COLUMBUS — With Ohio’s August 2 Primary Election nearing, Ohio’s poll worker tracker shows nearly 25,000 Ohioans have signed up to serve as a poll worker, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office said in a news release.
The minimum number of poll workers needed statewide is 25,764 and as of July 11, fifty-two counties have already met the minimum number, the release said.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has set of goal of over 29,000 poll workers statewide and 28 counties have met their goal. This includes Butler, Clinton, Logan, Preble and Shelby Counties, the release said.
“Because Ohio elections are administered so efficiently and effectively, most people are entirely unaware of the amount hard work and months of preparation that go into Election Day,” LaRose said. “Despite the fact that Ohio’s primary election is being held at an unusual time of year, poll worker recruitment is strong, and I am confident that we will reach our goal in advance of August.”
Ohioans looking to serve as a poll worker may sign up at VoteOhio.gov/DefendDemocracy and poll workers are financially compensated for their time on Election Day, the release says. The county breakdown can be seen on Ohio’s Poll Worker Tracker.
Ohio voters statewide will find the following races on their August 2 primary ballot:
- Ohio House of Representatives
- Ohio Senate
- Democrat/Republican State Central Committee
- Local issues and measures impacting their communities
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