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2014 Press Releases

11/25/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in December The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

11/14/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for October 2014 Half of all new companies in Ohio now started online.

11/4/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly one million absentee ballots requested in 2014 General Election, of which nearly 815,000 have been cast. Today is Election Day, polls open until 7:30 pm.

10/31/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Early voting continues through the weekend, Election Day is Tuesday.

10/31/2014 Secretary Husted Announces November Ohio Business Profiles Featured companies spotlight veterans continuing to serve their communities.

10/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted Honors Six Outstanding Poll Workers for Their Service to Ohio It takes approximately 40,000 poll workers to manage polling places on any given Election Day in Ohio, and the individuals being recognized are among the best who serve voters.

10/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in November The purpose of open office hours is to give local residents an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

10/28/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted More than 881,000 absentee ballots requested, of which more than 477,000 have been cast.One week left to vote, including the Saturday and Sunday before Election Day.

10/27/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Wood County Boards of Elections Tomorrow The event is part of an ongoing effort by the Secretary to ensure county boards of elections are prepared and well-equipped to administer the upcoming General Election, and to encourage Ohio to take advantage of their many opportunities to vote.

10/24/2014 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Late this afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated the earlier district court's decision regarding "late-jailed" electors and remanded the case to the district court with instructions to dismiss the case.

10/17/2014 Ballot Board Decides Bottle Bill Amendment is Single Issue Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

10/21/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly 810,000 absentee ballots requested, of which more than 272,000 have been cast. Two weeks left to vote, including next two Saturdays and the Sunday before Election Day.

10/21/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly 810,000 absentee ballots requested, of which more than 272,000 have been cast. Two weeks left to vote, including next two Saturdays and the Sunday before Election Day.

10/17/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Fairfield, Licking & Muskingum Counties Boards of Elections Monday The events are part of an ongoing effort by the Secretary to ensure county boards of elections are prepared and well-equipped to administer the upcoming General Election, and to encourage Ohio to take advantage of their many opportunities to vote.

10/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for September 2014 One out of every three new companies in Ohio now started online.

10/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board will meet to determine whether a proposed initiated statute consists of only one proposed law.

10/15/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly 741,000 absentee ballots requested, of which more than 49,000 have been cast. Supplemental mailing goes out this week to more than 215,000 additional voters.

10/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Erie County Board of Elections The event is part of an ongoing effort by the Secretary to ensure county boards of elections are prepared and well-equipped to administer the upcoming General Election, and to encourage Ohio to take advantage of their many opportunities to vote.

10/14/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Meeting of Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Secretary of State’s Office located at 180 East Broad St., 15th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. 

10/10/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Friday, October 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Finan Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse, located on the first floor of the Senate Building at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

10/9/2014 Secretary Husted Announces October Ohio Business Profiles Companies featured showcase abundance of Ohio’s harvest.

10/6/2014 Election Advisory From Secretary of State Husted More than 650,000 Ohio voters have requested absentee ballots.

10/1/2014 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted This week The PEW Charitable Trust published a report that found nearly half of all eligible voters nationwide can now register to vote online.

9/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted: Voter Registration Deadline Approaching, Absentee Voting Starts Next Week Deadline to register to vote is Monday; Voters will have four weeks to cast ballots.

9/29/2014 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:

9/26/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in October Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 29 counties around Ohio including Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Clark, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Geauga, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lake, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Madison, Mahoning, Meigs, Mercer, Morgan, Morrow, Paulding, Scioto, Stark, Summit, Van Wert, Washington and Wayne.

9/24/2014 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, who plans to appeal the case the court for an en banc review.

9/18/2014 Secretary Husted Makes Doing Business in Ohio Easier Expanded services will allow roughly 80 percent of all filings received to be done online.

9/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for August 2014 One out of every three new companies in Ohio now started online.

9/16/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Ohio’s General Election is November 4, 2014, military and overseas voting begins Saturday. More than 266,000 absentee ballot applications have been requested.

9/15/2014 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Later today, Secretary Husted will be filing a brief with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, appealing a recent ruling by Judge Economus on the principle that all voters should have the same opportunities to vote, no matter where they live. Regarding this ongoing litigation, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

9/4/2014 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding the ruling today in NAACP v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

9/4/2014 Secretary Husted Announces September Ohio Business Profiles Companies featured facilitate Ohioans’ healthy habits.

9/3/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in September Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 28 counties around Ohio including Allen, Athens, Ashland, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Erie, Hardin, Franklin, Hancock Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Meigs, Ottawa, Perry, Portage, Seneca, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Washington, Wood and Wyandot.

9/2/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Meeting of Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners This meeting of the Board is open to the public.

8/28/2014 Secretary of State Husted: Absentee Ballot Applications Go in the Mail Tomorrow Voters need only complete the form, mail it back and their ballot will be delivered to them.

8/27/2014 Secretary of State Husted Awards More Than $36,700 to Four County Board of Elections for Polling Place Improvements Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

8/20/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Details for 2014 Statewide Absentee Ballot Mailing Mailing makes it easy for all voters to participate in November’s General Election.

8/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for July Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,922 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in July 2014. These numbers are down compared to July 2013, in which 7,311 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

8/5/2014 Secretary Husted Announces August Ohio Business Profiles Companies featured remind Ohioans about the importance of giving back.

8/1/2014 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Election Day is this Tuesday; voters still have many opportunities to cast ballots.

7/28/2014 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted One week until Election Day for August 5th Special Election, voters still have many opportunities to cast ballots.

7/22/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Mandatory Training for All 2014 General Election Poll Workers Awards $760,000 in grants to help defray training and development costs.

7/21/2014 Secretary Husted to Address Lucas County Board of Elections Tomorrow Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will publically address members of the Lucas County Board of Elections tomorrow during the first meeting of the new board.

7/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for June 2014 These numbers are up compared to June 2013, in which 7,185 new entities filed with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 49,254 new business filings to date in 2014 (January-June).

7/14/2014 Ballot Board Decides Clean Energy Amendment is Single Issue Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election.

7/10/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board will meet to determine whether a proposed constitutional amendment concerning clean energy consists of more than one amendment. The Ballot Board has 10 days from the date the certification is received from the attorney general to complete this task.

7/7/2014 Secretary of State Husted Reminds Ohioans Every Vote Counts Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today again stressed the importance of every vote, providing more evidence that a single vote can determine the outcome of an election. In fact, in the 2014 Primary Election 16 local races and four local issues were decided by one vote or through breaking a tie.

7/7/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in July Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced regional office hours for the month of July. Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 6 counties around Ohio including Clinton, Greene, Preble, Montgomery, Muskingum, and Coshocton.

7/1/2014 Secretary Husted Features Companies For July That Fall Under the Theme “Ohio Takes Flight” Ohio is known as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” In an effort to recognize the ongoing advancements the state has made in the aerospace industry, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that July’s Ohio Business Profile features a wide variety of companies that support this important business sector under the theme “Ohio Takes Flight.”

6/30/2014 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Deadline to register to vote is one week away for Ohio’s August 5th Special Election; Early voting begins next Tuesday.

6/25/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Wood County & Speak to Local Elections Officials The Secretary will recap the 2014 Primary Election and outline preparations underway for the remaining 2014 election cycle.

6/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for May 2014 The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 41,594 new business filings to date in 2014 (January-May). This is a slight increase from the same time period last year, in which there were 40,733 new business filings.

6/23/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Guernsey County & Speak to Local Elections Officials The Secretary will recap the 2014 Primary Election and outline preparations underway for the remaining 2014 election cycle.

6/20/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Preble & Montgomery Counties, Speak to Local Elections Officials & Business Leaders Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Preble County on Monday to address elections officials from the area as part of the 2014 Ohio Elections Officials Summer Regional Meetings. The Secretary will recap the 2014 Primary Election and outline preparations underway for the remaining 2014 election cycle.

6/18/2014 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Early voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday for August 5th Special Election.

6/17/2014 Husted Sets Uniform Hours for All Future Ohio Elections In light of the recent federal court ruling in Obama for America v. Husted, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today set uniform hours for “all future elections” in Ohio. This includes all future Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays before Election Day, starting with the August 5th Special Election.

6/17/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Scioto County & Speak to Local Elections Officials The Secretary will recap the 2014 Primary Election and outline preparations underway for the remaining 2014 election cycle.

6/13/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Ashland & Knox Counties, Speak to Local Elections Officials & Business Leaders Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Ashland County on Monday to address elections officials from the area as part of the 2014 Ohio Elections Officials Summer Regional Meetings.

6/11/2014 Statement From Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s federal court decision in Obama v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

6/9/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Teri Lemaster to the Union County Board of Elections Ms. Lemaster will complete the unexpired term of David Moots.

6/9/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Speak at NFIB Luncheon Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will join National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) members tomorrow during a luncheon in Darke County to discuss the Secretary of State’s role in serving companies and the importance of small businesses to Ohio’s economy.

6/5/2014 Secretary Husted to Visit Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Present Ohio Business Profile Commendation Buehler’s Fresh Foods is a featured Ohio Business Profile company this month as part of the family-owned theme.

6/6/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in June Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in 13 counties around Ohio including Miami, Fayette, Montgomery, Lawrence, Meigs, Athens, Morgan, Carroll, Jackson, Warren, Harrison, Adams, and Highland.

6/5/2014 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Official Results for 2014 May Primary Election Under Ohio law, county boards of elections must complete their official canvas of an election no later than the 21st day after Election Day, which was May 27th for the May 6th Primary.

6/3/2014 Secretary Husted Features Family-Owned Companies For June, Celebrates Ohio Business Profile’s Three-Year Anniversary Recognizing the impact of mom-and-pop operations on our economy, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that June’s Ohio Business Profile will focus on companies that are family-owned.

6/2/2014 Secretary Husted Outlines What Voters Need to Know in Light of New Election Law Changes Secretary Husted: “Ohio is one of the easiest places to vote in the nation."

5/21/2014 Secretary of State Husted, Boards of Elections Set Sights on Administering a Successful 2014 General Election Under new law, boards of elections will be contacting voters who have moved to update their voter registrations & thereby ensure they will receive an absentee ballot application from Secretary Husted this fall.

5/20/2014 Secretary Husted to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Velvet Ice Cream With Visit to Ye Olde Mill & Presentation of Ohio Business Profile Commendation Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile raises awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process.

5/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Tuscarawas County High School, Talk to Students About Voting Recognizing the importance of educating the next generation of voters about the importance of participating in elections, Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Claymont High School on Monday as part of his ongoing Grads Vote initiative.

5/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for April 2014 The Secretary of State’s office has assisted with 33,774 new business filings to date in 2014 (January-April). This is a slight increase from the same time period last year, in which there were 32,504 new business filings.

5/12/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Jackson County School to Announce Winner of Statewide Poster Contest Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Southview Elementary School on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to announce the winning poster submission of the School Your Parents public service announcement poster and video contest.

5/7/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in May The goal of open office hours is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

5/5/2014 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Election Day is tomorrow, still time to drop off absentee ballots at boards of elections.

5/2/2014 Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,900 to Clark County Board of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

5/2/2014 Secretary Husted Features Women-Owned Companies For May Ohio Business Profiles In an effort to recognize some of the invaluable contributions made by women entrepreneurs in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that this month’s Ohio Business Profile will feature companies owned and operated by women.

5/1/2014 Statement on American Civil Liberties Union Lawsuit The following may be attributed to Matt McClellan, Press Secretary for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in response to a lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union.

5/1/2014 Secretary Husted Marks Six Months of Online Business Filing in Ohio More than 13,000 online filings received, one in five new businesses started online.

4/29/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted With Election Day one week away, voters have many opportunities to cast ballots in May primary election. Nearly 122,000 absentee ballots cast, nearly 183,000 requested for May 6th Primary.

4/28/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Statewide Public Service Announcement Contest Winners Middle school students in Hamilton County and elementary school student from Jackson County chosen as winners.

4/28/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints David W. Koehl to the Seneca County Board of Elections Mr. Koehl will complete the unexpired term of Janet Leahy.

4/25/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Hamilton County School to Announce Winner of Statewide Video Contest Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Lockland Middle School on Monday to announce the winning video submission of the School Your Parents public service announcement poster and video contest.

4/22/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted More than 73,000 absentee ballots cast, more than 155,000 requested for May 6th Primary.

4/22/2014 Ballot Board Certifies Freedom to Marry Amendment as Single Issue Petitioners will now need to collect 385,247 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010.

4/21/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Mark Earth Day With Visit to Franklin County Bio-Based Manufacturer & Present Ohio Business Profile Award Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Plastic Suppliers Inc., a Columbus, Ohio, bio-based manufacturer tomorrow on Earth Day.

4/18/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Phil A. Long to the Mercer County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed Phil A. Long as a member of the Mercer County Board of Elections.

4/16/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in the Finan Finance Hearing Room of the Ohio Statehouse, located on the first floor of the Senate Building at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

4/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for March 2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 9,271 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in March 2014. 

4/15/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly 32,000 absentee ballots cast, nearly 110,000 requested for May 6th Primary.

4/11/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Ashtabula County TUESDAY to Honor Long-Time Poll Workers & Join Chamber of Commerce on Tour of Medical Center In November of last year, Democrat Jean Vendetti and Republican Lois Clark were among only four individuals out of approximately 40,000 precinct elections officials across the state to be recognized as part of the Secretary of State’s annual “Red Carpet Award” for their dedication to running good elections in their communities.

4/8/2014 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Today the PEW Charitable Trusts released its 2012 Election Performance Index Study, an independent, non-partisan national report that highlights the significant progress Ohio has made in making it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

4/8/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted More than 6,200 absentee ballots cast, more than 61,500 requested for May 6th Primary.

4/8/2014 Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Establishes Transparency Committee for Lucas County Board of Elections In an effort to address ongoing problems at the Lucas County Board of Elections, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued Directive 2014-11 to create a Transparency Committee for Lucas County to shed light on board operations and ensure an open and effective elections process.

4/7/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in April Regional liaisons for the Secretary of State’s office will be in twenty-two counties around Ohio including Clinton, Hocking, Pike, Montgomery, Guernsey, Lawrence, Meigs, Warren, Athens, Clark, Champaign, Morgan, Washington, Scioto, Delaware, Jackson, Licking, Jefferson, Hamilton, Knox, Adams, and Highland.

4/1/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Nearly 24,000 voters requested ballots for May 6th Primary Election ahead of start of early voting today; deadline to register to vote is one week away.

4/2/2014 Secretary Husted Features “By the Numbers” Companies For April Ohio Business Profiles As many Ohioans may wait until the last minute to file their taxes, due April 15th, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is offering some help through Ohio Business Profile by featuring accounting firms from across our state as part of this month’s focus – By the Numbers.

3/31/2014 Secretary of State Husted To Speak at Zanesville Rotary Club The event is being held at Bryan Place Restaurant and Music Hall in Zanesville, Ohio, and is open to the media.

3/26/2014 Secretary of State Husted Marks Democracy Day, Kicks Off Grads Vote During Portage County Visit Since taking office, Secretary Husted has sent voter information packets to roughly 465,000 high school seniors through the Grads Vote program. Currently, there are nearly 42,000 18-year-olds registered to vote in Ohio.

3/25/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Mark Democracy Day, Kick Off Grads Vote During Visit to Portage County Both Democracy Day and Grads Vote work to increase the number of 18-year-olds registered to vote and who participate in elections.

3/24/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Early voting begins Tuesday, April 1st for Ohio’s May 6th Primary Election.

3/21/2014 Conference Empowers Educators, Students and Professionals to Advocate for STEM Curriculum Secretary Husted was honored to receive the Annual Public Service Award last evening from STEM Concept Science & Engineering.

3/17/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Ohio’s Primary Election is May 6, 2014. Early voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday.

3/14/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for February 2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,753 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in February 2014.

3/13/2014 Ballot Board Certifies Voter Rights Amendment as Single Issue The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today certified that a proposed constitutional amendment concerning voter rights consists of one issue.

3/13/2014 Secretary of State Husted To Speak at Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce Event Secretary of State Jon Husted will address attendees at the Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Friday, March 14, 2014.

3/12/2014 Voting Is Easy Guest Column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

3/6/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in March The goal of open office hours is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

3/10/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board will meet to determine whether a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voting rights contains more than one amendment.

3/6/2014 Secretary of State Husted: Daylight Saving Time Is Great Opportunity to Update Voter Registration Information As Ohioans prepare to “spring forward” this weekend, Secretary of State Jon Husted is encouraging voters to plan ahead and include updating their voter registration information as part of their Daylight Saving Time to-do list.

3/5/2014 Secretary Husted Features Aquaculture Companies For March Ohio Business Profiles Aquaculture, which includes fish farming, is one of the fastest growing segments within the agricultural sector, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The products are used for food, stocking and environmental remediation, and fill a growing demand for safe, sustainable, and locally produced food.

3/4/2014 Secretary Husted Expands Online Business Filings Addition of new services will further improve access and convenience for users.

3/3/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces County Boards of Elections Appointments The new board appointees, half of the 352 board members statewide, began their term on March 1, 2014.

3/3/2014 REMINDER: Secretary of State Husted Announces Process for Hearing Statewide Candidate Protests The outcomes of these protest proceedings will determine whether or not the candidates can remain on the ballot.

2/27/2014 Secretary of State Husted Encourages Ohio’s Youth to Participate in Public Service Announcement Contest Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding Ohio’s school-aged children today that there is still time to take part in the public service announcement (PSA) contest designed to inform Ohioans about the responsibility of voting.

2/25/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Sets Fair and Uniform Voting Hours for 2014 General Election Adopts bipartisan proposal with support of the Democratic and Republican leadership of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials.

2/25/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Process for Hearing Statewide Candidate Protests Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the process for hearing three protests filed against two candidates for statewide office in the May 2014 Primary Election.

2/21/2014 Secretary of State Husted Awards $1,828 to Ashland County Board of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

2/19/2014 Secretary Husted, Ohio Ballot Board Approve Ballot Language for 2014 May Primary Statewide Issue Ohio Public Works Ballot Issue to be State Issue 1 and only statewide issue voters will consider in May.

2/19/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Administer Oaths of Office to New Boards of Elections Members During Statehouse Ceremony Secretary of State Jon Husted will administer the oath of office to more than 40 new county boards of elections members Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 2:15 pm during a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse.

2/18/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Certified Statewide Candidates for May Primary Ballot To have qualified for the ballot, major party candidates must have collected 1,000 valid signatures and minor party candidates must have collected 500 valid signatures.

2/14/2014 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for January 2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,780 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in January 2014.

2/12/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting The Ballot Board will meet to approve ballot language, explanations and arguments for the May Primary public works bond issue.

2/11/2014 Do You Celebrate Presidents’ Day or Washington’s Birthday? Guest Column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

2/7/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in February The goal of open office hours is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

2/5/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Receives Statewide Candidate Petitions for May Primary Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the complete list of candidates who filed with his office to run for statewide offices.

2/3/2014 Secretary Husted Features Minority-Owned Companies For February’s Ohio Business Profiles February’s Ohio Business Profile will highlight businesses across our state that are minority-owned.

1/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Andrew S. Keller to The Ashland County Board of Elections Mr. Keller will complete the unexpired term of Christopher Tunnell.

1/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints James R. Neuhart to The Noble County Board of Elections Mr. Neuhart will complete the unexpired term of Jerry Rossiter.

1/30/2014 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Kelli Burkhardt to The Henry County Board of Elections Ms. Burkhardt will complete the unexpired term of Teresa Agler.

1/30/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Meeting of Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners This meeting of the Board is open to the public.

1/28/2014 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for next Tuesday’s Special Election.

1/22/2014 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Today the Presidential Commission on Elections Administration, established by President Obama’s Executive Order 13639, released its bipartisan recommendations on how to improve the voting experience across the nation.

1/22/2014 Secretary of State Husted To Recognize Service of Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Employees Secretary of State Jon Husted will speak at the 2014 Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Service Recognition Gala Thursday, January 23, 2014.

1/17/2014 Secretary of State Husted To Speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast Secretary of State Jon Husted will speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Greater Coshocton Community Development Corporation on Monday, January 20, 2014.

1/15/2014 Secretary of State Husted Announces In-Person Absentee Voting Hours For 2014 Primary Secretary of State Husted Announces In-Person Absentee Voting Hours For 2014 Primary

1/17/2014 Secretary of State Husted Awards $2,160 to the Highland County Board of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

1/14/2014 Secretary of State Husted to Speak at Ohio Association of Election Officials Winter Conference Secretary of State Jon Husted will address elections officials from around the state at the Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) winter conference opening session Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

1/14/2014 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces That 2013 is a Record Year for New Business Filings in Ohio Number of new businesses filing with state has increased 18.7 percent from 2009 to 2013.

1/13/2014 Secretary of State Husted Reminds Ohioans: One Vote Matters Number of local races and issues decided by just one vote in 2013 General Election

1/10/2014 Secretary Husted Features “New Uses” Themed Companies For January’s Ohio Business Profiles Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is helping Ohioans find new uses for old and used items in the new year with January’s Ohio Business Profile, featuring companies that put the concept of reuse and recycle first when it comes to their business plans.

1/9/2014 Secretary of State Husted Awards More Than $18,650 to County Boards of Elections for Permanent Polling Place Improvements Enhancements ensure polling locations comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

1/9/2014 Secretary of State Husted’s Office to Hold Open Office Hours Across the State in January The goal of open office hours is to give local citizens an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

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