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Secretary of State Husted Honors Six Outstanding Poll Workers for Their Service to Ohio


Columbus – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today awarded six Ohio precinct election officials with “Red Carpet Awards” for their dedication to running good elections in their communities. 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.

The honorees include Mary Butler (Democrat) from Lorain County, Alexa Baldwin (Republican) from Montgomery County, and the Precinct PIC-G Team of Sam and Charlotte Crist (Republicans) and Charles and Nancy Ashley (Democrats) from Fairfield County.

“Ohio’s poll workers are on the front lines of democracy serving voters, helping to ensure it is easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Secretary Husted. “The individuals honored today are committed to that cause and serve as role models for other poll workers throughout the state.”

Upon his election, Secretary Husted instituted the Precinct Election Official “Red Carpet Award” in an effort to recognize the service and dedication of poll workers throughout Ohio. This program is part of his ongoing work to aid Ohio’s 88 boards of elections with the recruitment, training and retention of good elections officials. Awardees are nominated by boards of election and chosen annually by the Secretary of State’s office.

For more information on the Secretary of State’s poll worker program or to learn about becoming a precinct election official in Ohio, please visit


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