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2014 Press Releases

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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