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2012 Press Releases

12/21/2012 Secretary of State Husted Appoints John C. Jones to The Harrison County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed John C. Jones as a member of the Harrison County Board of Elections. Mr. Jones will complete the term of Carolyn Addy, who recently resigned.

12/5/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Certify Official 2012 Presidential Election Results Secretary Husted will certify the results for the following races: President; U.S. Senate; U.S. Representatives; Ohio Supreme Court; State Board of Education; and, the statewide issues.

12/17/2012 Secretary of State Husted Convenes 53rd Meeting of Ohio's Electoral College Ohio’s 53rd Electoral College met today at noon in the Senate Chamber of the Ohio Statehouse. Ohio’s 18 members of the Electoral College cast their ballots for president and vice president.

12/14/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for November 2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,358 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in November 2012. These numbers are down slightly compared to November 2011, in which 6,663 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

12/13/2012 Secretary of State Husted Commends Senate on Passage of Bipartisan Redistricting Reform Regarding today’s passage of bipartisan redistricting reform in the Ohio Senate, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

12/12/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces December Business Profiles Featured businesses fall under the “Winter Wonderland” theme. 

12/7/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces 53rd Meeting of Ohio’s Electoral College Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the 53rd meeting of the Electoral College of Ohio will take place on Monday, December 17, 2012, at noon in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber.

12/7/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Serve as a Panelist at PEW Center on the States Post-Election Conference in Washington, D.C. – Secretary of State Jon Husted will share his experiences and insights about serving as the chief elections official in a battleground state for the 2012 Presidential Election as part of a panel discussion sponsored by the nonpartisan PEW Center on the States. Secretary Husted’s panel will convene on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

12/5/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Certify Official 2012 Presidential Election Results Secretary Husted will certify the results for the following races: President; U.S. Senate; U.S. Representatives; Ohio Supreme Court; State Board of Education; and, the statewide issues.

11/16/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay in NEOCH v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

11/15/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for October 2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 8,001 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in October 2012. These numbers are up compared to October 2011, in which 6,449 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

11/15/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s ruling by the Ohio Elections Commission to allow former Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul to use campaign funds to pay restitution in a criminal case, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

11/9/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces November Business Profiles Featured businesses fall under the “Veteran-Owned Business” theme. 

11/6/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost to deny a temporary restraining order in Fitrakis v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Secretary of State Jon Husted.

11/6/2012 Secretary Husted: Nearly 1.8 Million Absentee Ballots Cast, Surpasses 2008 Presidential Election Figure COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the final round of absentee voting data for Ohio ahead of the 2012 Presidential Election based upon an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 boards of elections.

11/3/2012 Secretary Husted: 72 Hours Before Election Day, More Than 1.6 Million Ohioans Have Already Cast Ballots With less than 72 hours to go before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the latest absentee voting data for Ohio based upon an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 boards of elections

11/1/2012 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by a federal court in the case of Fair Elections Ohio v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

10/31/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant a stay in SEIU v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

10/30/2012 Secretary Husted: One Week Before Election Day, More Than 1.2 Million Ohioans Have Already Cast Ballots With one week to go before Election Day, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the latest absentee voting data for Ohio based upon an informal survey of Ohio’s 88 boards of elections.

10/25/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding a federal court’s ruling in Lieberman, et al. v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

10/16/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of a stay of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Obama v. Husted, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

10/15/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for September 2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,665 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in September 2012. These numbers are up compared to September 2011, in which 6,143 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

10/12/2012 Fifteen States to Stand With Ohio on Federal Court Overreach Into State Election Laws The attorneys general filed a joint amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this evening in support of Secretary Husted’s recent appeal of a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Obama v. Husted. States signing on include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. 

10/12/2012 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Bill Sell to The Mercer County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed Bill Sell as a member of the Mercer County Board of Elections. Mr. Sell will complete the term of Mark Uhlenhake, who recently resigned.

10/11/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals related to Ohio’s provisional ballot law, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted

10/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces October Business Profiles Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of Ohio businesses, October’s Ohio Business Profile will make Ohioans hungry and ready to boost Ohio’s economy by eating out more with his “All-American Diner” theme.

10/10/2012 Secretary of State Husted: Online Change of Address Tool Used by More Than 106,000 Ohio Voters Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that from August 9th through the close of registration yesterday, more than 106,000 Ohio voters used a new online service to update their voting addresses online. This tool, housed at www.MyOhioVote.com, made it easier for voters to update their voting information so they will be able to vote a regular rather than a provisional ballot on Election Day.

10/9/2012 Secretary Husted: Absentee Ballot Requests Top One Million Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that Ohio’s county boards of elections have received more than 1.1 million requests to vote by mail, including more than 13,000 requests for military and overseas ballots. In addition, more than 59,000 Ohio voters have already cast their ballots early at their local board of elections or designated absentee voting centers.

10/9/2012 Secretary Husted to Appeal Federal Court Decision to the U.S. Supreme Court Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to make the final determination on whether the General Assembly of the State of Ohio or the federal courts should set Ohio election laws. Husted will be appealing the Friday decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Obama v. Husted.

10/5/2012 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding today’s ruling by the U.S. Southern District Court of Appeals.

10/5/2012 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding all Ohioans that the deadline to register to vote or update your information for the 2012 Presidential Election is next Tuesday, October 9th.

10/1/2012 Secretary Husted: Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow, More Than 920,000 Vote by Mail Requests Received Statewide Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as of Friday, more than 920,000 absentee ballot applications to vote by mail had been received by county boards of elections statewide. County boards of elections will begin sending ballots to eligible voters who have requested them tomorrow, 35 days ahead of the November 6th General Election.

10/1/2012 Ohio Secretary of State Husted to Hold Press Conference Today Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a press conference today to provide an update on preparations for the 2012 Presidential Election ahead of the start to early voting.

10/1/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Hillsdale High School, Talk to Students About Voting October 9, 2012 is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6, 2012 Presidential Election. Individuals may register if they will be 18 on or before Election Day.

9/25/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Speak at Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to northeast Ohio on Wednesday, September 25, 2012, to be the keynote speaker at the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce business luncheon.

9/24/2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted: More Than 723,000 Absentee Ballot Applications Received by Ohio Counties So Far Absentee ballot applications must be received by boards of election by noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Voters are encouraged to submit their request as soon as possible to ensure sufficient time is available for them to complete and return their ballot to the board of elections.

9/21/2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted: Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters To Go Out Tomorrow Under state and federal law, county boards must mail, e-mail or fax absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested them on Saturday, September 22 -- 45 days ahead of the general election. From there on, boards will continue to send military and overseas ballots as they receive requests and in the manner requested. While ballots can be sent electronically, completed ballots must be signed and returned by mail.

9/18/2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted: More Than 484,000 Absentee Ballot Applications Received by Ohio Counties So Far Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as of Friday, September 14, an estimated 484,000 absentee ballot applications had been received by county boards of elections statewide. This includes more than 475,600 non-military and more than 8,600 military and overseas voter absentee ballot requests.

9/18/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for August 2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,341 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in August 2012. These numbers are down slightly compared to August 2011, in which 7,423 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

9/17/2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted Launches Another First to Clean-up Ohio’s Voter Rolls Two new mailings from state will encourage more than 70,000 who’ve moved out of state to cancel their Ohio voter registrations; and more than 300,000 who’ve moved within the state to update their voting addresses online.

9/12/2012 Secretary of State Husted Calls Emergency Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called an emergency meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board, pursuant to O.A.C. 111:2-1-01 and O.R.C. 121.22(F), for Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 11:00 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.

9/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Rhine McLin and John Doll to Montgomery County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted has appointed Rhine McLin and John Doll as members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Ms. McLin and Mr. Doll will complete the terms of Dennis Lieberman and Tom Ritchie respectively, who were recently relieved of their duties.

9/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces September Business Profiles COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of Ohio businesses, September’s Ohio Business Profile will get Ohioans excited for football and tail-gating with a “kick-off to fall” theme.

9/6/2012 Secretary of State Husted: There’s Still Time to Get a Front Row Seat to Democracy in Action – Become a Poll Worker Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is continuing to encourage Ohioans who want an accessible, fair, and secure election to join him this November on the front lines of democracy by becoming a poll worker. Boards of Elections will ideally appoint poll workers by September 15th and Secretary Husted is pushing those interested to sign up by this date. 

8/30/2012 Secretary of State Husted: Ohio Voters to Receive Statewide Absentee Ballot Applications Just After Labor Day Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that this week more than six million applications to vote absentee in the upcoming Presidential Election will be mailed to Ohio voters, arriving in mailboxes shortly after Labor Day.

8/30/2012 Notice of Meeting: Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners This shall serve as notice of a meeting to be held by the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.in the Large Conference Room located on the Fifteenth Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215. 

8/29/2012 Voting Will Be Uniform and Accessible for Hard-Working Ohioans Guest Column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

8/22/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding Ohio’s early voting hours, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

8/20/2012 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Regarding the suspension of two board of elections members for not following a lawful directive from Secretary of State’s Office, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

8/16/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases New Business Filing Figures for July 2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,137 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in July 2012. These numbers are up compared to July 2011, in which 5,472 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

8/15/2012 Statement From Ohio Secretary of State Husted on Early Voting Hours Regarding a directive issued today that will require all Ohio counties to have uniform days and hours for Ohioans to vote in person during the absentee voting period.

8/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted Launches New Online Change of Address Tool for Ohio Voters Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today launched a new online service that allows Ohio’s registered voters to update their voting address online. This new tool, housed at www.MyOhioVote.com, will help voters in meeting their primary responsibility: To be registered at their current addresses 30 days prior to an election. Additionally, reducing manual data entry at Ohio’s boards of elections will save tax dollars and improve the accuracy and security of Ohio’s voter rolls.

8/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 1:00 p.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.

8/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted Marks One Year Anniversary of Military Ready-To-Vote Program, Releases Report Outlining Successes During a briefing earlier today with state military and legislative liaisons, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted released the Military Ready-to-Vote (MRV) One Year Progress Report.

8/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Unveil Major, New Initiative Regarding Elections Preparations in Ohio Tomorrow Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a press event tomorrow morning to make a major announcement regarding a new initiative that will change the way in which voters prepare for elections and will help to simplify the overall elections process in Ohio.

8/6/2012 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Additional Signatures for Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting Reform Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified that petitioners seeking to place a redistricting reform constitutional amendment on the November ballot collected an additional 151,889 valid signatures.

8/3/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces August Business Profiles Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact of Ohio businesses, August Ohio Business Profile encourages Ohioans to do something exhilarating and thrilling as summer comes to a close with the “Extreme Ohio” theme.

7/18/2012 Secretary of State Husted: Proposed Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting Reform Requires Additional Signatures Petitioners have not met requirements to place issue on November 2012 ballot and will have 10 additional days to fulfill constitutional obligations.

7/17/2012 Ohio Recognized by National Military Voter Protection Project as All-Star State Ohio was recognized as an All-Star state today by the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project for taking significant efforts to promote and protect the voting rights of America's military service members and their families.

7/16/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases June Filing Figures for New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,339 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in June. These numbers are up compared to June 2011, in which 6,831 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

7/13/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces Poll Worker Training And Development Funding As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the proper safeguards are in place for Election Day and it is a positive experience for voters, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that $760,000 in poll worker training funds will be distributed among Ohio’s 88 counties.

7/10/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces July Business Profiles Featured businesses highlight Ohio travel and tourism the state’s fourth largest industry.

6/29/2012 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced early voting for the August Special Election for all non-military and overseas voters begins Tuesday, July 3, 2012, and reminded Ohioans the deadline to register to vote is Monday, July 9, 2012.

6/21/2012 Election Advisory From Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that while statewide preparations are well underway for the 2012 General Election in November, voters in 36 Ohio counties will be heading to the polls on August 7 to weigh in on 62 local issues. Military and overseas voting for the August Special Election will begin this Saturday, June 23, 2012.

6/14/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases May Filing Figures For New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,687 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in May.

6/12/2012 Secretary of State Jon Husted Announces Details for the Statewide Absentee Ballot Application Mailing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today outlined details of the mailing that will provide Ohio’s registered voters applications to vote absentee in the November 6 Presidential Election, creating fairness across the state for the first time since no-fault absentee voting was introduced in Ohio.

6/11/2012 Notice of Meeting: Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners This shall serve as notice of a meeting to be held by the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m .in the Large Conference Room located on the Fifteenth Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215. 

6/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces June Ohio Business Profiles and Marks One-Year Anniversary Featured businesses highlight the wedding planning industry in Ohio.

5/22/2012 Secretary of State Husted Expands “Vote in Honor of a Veteran” Program Through Vote in Honor of a Veteran, Ohio voters have the opportunity to share their pride and love for an individual who has served in the military by dedicating their votes to them. Each voter who participates in the program receives a special Vote in Honor of a Veteran lapel pin to wear with pride on Election Day. Approximately 4,000 Ohioans have already signed up to dedicate their votes.

5/18/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati, Talk to Students About Voting Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Horizon Science Academy Cincinnati, Monday, May 21, 2012, to continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio. 

5/18/2012 Secretary of State Husted Enters New Partnership to Improve Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database & Prevent Fraud National health statistics data will help clear voter rolls of deceased voters.

5/15/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases April Filing Figures for New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,765 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in April. These numbers are up compared to April 2011, in which 7,632 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

5/15/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Staber Industries Inc. and Present Ohio Business Profile Commendation Secretary of State Jon Husted will visit Staber Industries Inc. in Groveport, Ohio Wednesday, May 16, 2012. The Secretary will tour the plant and present the company with an Ohio Business Profile Commendation.

5/14/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Chillicothe High School, Talk to Students about Voting Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to Chillicothe High School tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, to continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio.

5/10/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Clark, Miami & Montgomery Counties Friday Secretary Husted will continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour at Shawnee High School in Clark County, serve as the keynote speaker for the Helping Young Professionals Emerge of Miami County luncheon, and hold a regional press conference on the need for poll workers at the Montgomery Board of Elections.

5/9/2012 Guest Column: Be a Good Citizen, Be a Poll Worker on Election Day Guest Column by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

5/9/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Hold Regional Media Event at Montgomery County Board of Elections Event is part of coordinated statewide outreach effort with county boards of elections.

5/8/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces May Business Profiles Featured businesses highlight important role of women in Ohio’s economy.

5/8/2012 Statement From Secretary of State Jon Husted on Repeal of House Bill 194 The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted regarding the passage of Senate Bill 295, which repeals the election reform law House Bill 194.

5/7/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Riverside High School, Talk To Students About Voting Secretary of State Jon Husted will be traveling to Riverside High School tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio.

5/4/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Hold Regional Media Event at Allen County Board of Elections Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a northwest Ohio regional news conference at the Allen County Board of Elections on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, to discuss the importance and recruitment of precinct election officials, as well as preparations for the 2012 Presidential Election.

5/4/2012 Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners to Meet This shall serve as notice of a meeting to be held by the Ohio Board of Voting Machine Examiners on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the Large and Small Conference Rooms located on the Fifteenth Floor of the Continental Plaza Building at 180 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215.

5/2/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Columbus Horizon Science Academy Secretary of State Jon Husted will be traveling to Horizon Science Academy tomorrow, Thursday, May 3, 2012, to continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio.

5/1/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Hold Media Event Event is part of coordinated statewide outreach effort with county boards of elections

4/30/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Cleveland's Horizon Science Academy, Talk to Students About Voting Secretary of State Jon Husted will be traveling to Horizon Science Academy tomorrow, Tuesday, May 1, 2012, to continue his 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio.

4/27/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Hold Media Event Secretary of State Jon Husted will hold a news conference at the Lorain County Board of Elections on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, to discuss the importance and recruitment of precinct election officials (PEOs), as well as preparations for the 2012 Presidential Election.

4/25/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Belmont County High School Secretary of State Jon Husted will be traveling to St. Clairsville High School tomorrow, Thursday, April 26, 2012, to kick off the 2012 Grads Vote Tour. Secretary Husted hopes this tour will help increase the number of 18-year-olds who are registered to vote in Ohio.

4/24/2012 Secretary Husted Calls on Ohioans to be Active Participants, Not Passive Critics, Ahead of 2012 Presidential Election Highlights need for precinct election officials and outlines what his office is doing to prepare for the 2012 Election.

4/20/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Hold Media Event Event is part of coordinated statewide outreach effort with county boards of elections.

4/16/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases March Filing Figures for New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 9,204 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in March. These numbers are up compared to March 2011, in which 8,581 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

4/5/2012 Ballot Board Determines Proposed Redistricting Reform & Marriage Amendments Are Single Issues COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today determined that two proposed constitutional amendments concerning redistricting reform and marriage each contained only one issue.

4/5/2012 Secretary of State Husted Appoints Harriet Jane Scragg to Lawrence County Board of Elections State law requires bipartisan representation on each of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections. Each board is made up of two Republican members and two Democratic members, all of whom must be qualified electors in the counties for which they serve.

4/4/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces April Ohio Business Profiles Featured businesses highlight important role of agriculture in Ohio.

4/3/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces Addition to Upcoming Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that in addition to determining if a proposed constitutional amendment regarding redistricting reform contains one issue, the Ohio Ballot Board will also meet later this week to decide if a proposed constitutional amendment regarding marriage is a single issue.

3/30/2012 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 redistricting reform 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.

3/28/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Hudson Little Tikes Plant and Present Ohio Business Profile Commendation Little Tikes was featured as an Ohio Business Profile company in December 2011.

3/26/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Milford Melink Corporation and Present Ohio Business Profile Commendation Melink was featured as an Ohio Business Profile company in March 2012.

3/23/2012 Secretary of State Husted Refers Potential Voter Fraud Case in Fulton County for Further Investigation An initial review by the Fulton County Board of Elections revealed that an individual, who appears to be a registered voter in both Ohio and South Carolina, may have voted in both states in multiple elections.

3/20/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases February Filing Figures for New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 7,656 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in February. These numbers are up compared to February 2011, in which 6,330 new entities filed with the Secretary of State.

3/20/2012 Secretary of State Husted Honors Northwest Ohio Board of Elections Officials Tom Wolfrum and Dan Wagner Secretary of State Jon Husted recently presented Tom Wolfrum and Dan Wagner, two devoted Defiance County precinct elections officials (PEO) with the “Red Carpet Award.” Presented quarterly, the award recognizes the outstanding service and dedication of PEOs to their local communities. Mr. Wolfrum and Mr. Wagner have nearly 13 years of combined service at the polls, Wolfrum with seven years and Wagner with six years.

3/16/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Defiance County Board of Elections and Montpelier High School Secretary of State Jon Husted will travel to northwest Ohio on Monday, March 19, 2012, for events in Defiance and Williams counties.

3/7/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces March Ohio Business Profiles Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Secretary of State features Ohio companies that are going “green.”

3/1/2012 Ballot Board Decides Clean Energy Amendment is Single Issue Petitioners will now need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010, to place the measure on the ballot.

2/28/2012 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding all registered voters that there is still time left to participate in the March 6 Presidential Primary now through Election Day.

2/27/2012 Secretary of State Husted Administers Oath of Office to New Boards of Elections Members During Statehouse Ceremony Secretary of State Jon Husted today administered the oath of office to nearly 60 new county boards of elections members during a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse.

2/27/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting Secretary of State Jon Husted has called a meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board for Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 1:30 p.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.

2/21/2012 Statement from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary of State Jon Husted today decided to break the tie vote from the Hamilton County Board of Elections in favor of appealing the decision in Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections.

2/27/2012 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 nearly 60 new county boards of elections members today, Monday, February 27, 2012, at 1:00 pm during a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse.

2/21/2012 Advisory: Secretary of State Husted to Visit the A.I.Root Company The Secretary will attend a pancake breakfast hosted by Root Candles, meet with employees, tour the company’s Medina facility and present a commendation to the company recognizing its impact on the local community and state.

2/16/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases January Filing Figures for New Businesses Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that 6,940 new entities filed to do business in Ohio in January 2012, a small increase over the 6,463 filings from December 2011.

2/17/2012 Secretary of State Husted Honors Lorain County Precinct Elections Officials Randall & Charlotte Walton Secretary of State Jon Husted recently presented Randall and Charlotte Walton, two long-time Lorain County precinct elections officials, with a commendation for their years of service and dedication. The Walton’s have nearly 20 years of combined service as PEOs, Charlotte with 10 years and Randall with eight years.

2/10/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Attorney General Holder: Inconsistent Federal Law Opens Door to Potential Voter Fraud Secretary of State analysis shows that in two Ohio counties, there are more registered voters than people of voting age population.

2/9/2012 Ballot Board Decides Labor Organization Amendment Is Single Issue Petitioners will now need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010, to place the measure on the ballot. As part of the total number of signatures needed, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010.

2/6/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces February Ohio Business Profiles “These companies are a testament to the welcoming business climate in Ohio for entrepreneurs who provide quality services and products to their customers,” Secretary Husted said. “These businesses are an integral part of our communities and their continued success has a positive impact on our state.”

2/2/2012 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 labor organizations 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.

1/30/2012 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Absentee Voting Begins TOMORROW for Ohio’s Presidential Primary, one week remaining to register to vote for March 6 Election.

1/27/2012 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Additional Signatures for Citizen Initiated Statute on Dog Auctions The total number of valid signatures now certified is 118,115 and meets the constitutional requirements. Petitioners needed 115,570 valid signatures, or three percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

1/25/2012 Secretary of State Husted Addresses Ohio Association of Elections Officials Secretary Husted focused much of his remarks on preparations currently underway for the 2012 election cycle. One item of note highlighted by the Secretary is the statewide absentee ballot application that will be mailed to all registered Ohio voters for the general election.

1/25/2012 Ballot Board Decides Medical Marijuana Amendment is Single Issue Petitioners will need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

1/24/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Speak at OAEO Winter Conference Secretary of State Jon Husted will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the 2012 Ohio Association of Elections Officials Winter Conference to nearly 500 elections officials from around the state.

1/20/2012 Election Advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for upcoming Primary Election.

1/20/2012 Secretary Husted Receives Additional Signatures for Citizen-Initiated Dog Auctions Statute Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that petitioners seeking a citizen initiated statute regarding dog auctions submitted an additional 4,086 signatures.

1/20/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces Ballot Board Meeting As required by Ohio law, the Ballot Board will meet to determine whether a second proposed constitutional amendment regarding medical marijuana 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.

1/18/2012 Secretary Husted Directs Boards of Elections to Include William O'Neill's Name on Primary Ballot Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued a directive to all county board of elections to include William O’Neill’s name on the March 6 primary ballot as a candidate for Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, full term commencing January 2, 2013.

1/17/2012 Secretary of State Husted Releases Year-End Filing Figures for New Businesses Announces updates to filing forms for companies to make doing business in Ohio easier.

1/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted Certifies Presidential Candidates for March Primary Secretary of State Jon Husted today certified delegates for presidential candidates to appear on the March Primary ballot in Ohio. Additionally, county boards of elections today certified congressional candidates.

1/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Attend Brown and Clermont County Chambers of Commerce Events Secretary of State Jon Husted will meet with members of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce and the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 13, 2012. The Secretary will be making remarks at two separate meetings on issues involving business development and Ohio’s economic climate.

1/11/2012 Secretary of State Husted to Visit Transducers Direct Transducers Direct was featured as an Ohio Business Profile company by Secretary Husted’s office.

1/10/2012 Secretary of State Husted: Citizen Initiated Statute on Dog Auctions Requires Additional Signatures Petitioners submitted 156,417 total signatures and needed 115,570 valid signatures, or three percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010.

1/9/2012 Ballot Board Decides Personhood Amendment is Single Issue Petitioners will need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for Governor in 2010. As part of the total number of signatures needed to place the measure on the ballot, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010.

1/6/2012 Secretary of State Husted Announces January Business Profiles Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that as part of an ongoing effort to recognize the impact Ohio businesses have on our state, January’s Ohio Business Profile will focus on the theme of “New Year, New You” for the start of 2012.

1/4/2012 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 personhood 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.

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