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Secretary Husted Launches Statewide Voter Education & Registration Effort

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced the launch of a statewide effort to get more Ohioans registered to vote and increase voter participation ahead of November’s General Election. These efforts include a series of public service announcements (PSA) and regional events that coincide with National Voter Registration Day on September 26th.

“Let’s remember that there are no ‘off-year’ elections,” said Secretary Husted. “This November, Ohioans will be voting on a number of important local and statewide issues. Fortunately, registering to vote and casting a ballot in Ohio has never been easier. I hope that through our work to raise awareness, more eligible Ohioans will get registered and make their voice heard.”

The voter registration deadline for the upcoming November 7th General Election is just two weeks away on October 10th. Voters may go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterRegistration to register online or update an existing registration. Voter registration forms can also be printed from MyOhioVote.com or obtained from a local library or board of elections office.

With the launch of the new online voter registration system earlier this year, Secretary Husted made registering to vote in Ohio easier and more convenient. This system is also more secure, more accurate and less costly than paper registration. Since its launch, over 3,700 Ohioans have registered online. In 2012, Secretary Husted also launched an online change of address tool. Since then, more than 478,000 voters have updated their registration online.

 The PSA will run today through Monday, October 9th. This statewide education campaign features TV, radio and digital spots reminding Ohioans about the sacrifices men and women in the military have made for nearly two centuries so we could have the right to vote and how voting is one way to honor their service.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 26th, National Voter Registration Day, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office will host a series of regional voter registration events. Locations and times are as follows:

Fairfield County
Fairfield County District Library
219 N. Broad Street, Lancaster, OH 43130
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Lake County
Morley Painesville Library
184 Phelps Street, Painesville, OH 44077
9:30 - 11:00 AM

Mahoning County
Boardman Library
7680 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, OH 44512
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Montgomery County
Miami Valley CTC-Adult Education Center
6801 Hoke Road, Clayton, OH 45315
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Warren County
Lebanon Public Library
101 S. Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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