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Secretary Husted: Voting is Easy in Ohio

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COLUMBUS – Secretary of State Jon Husted today released a new public service announcement video showing how a single vote can make a difference given that many local political contests in Ohio that have been decided by one vote or tied over the last five years.   

“With 140 races in Ohio being decided on by one vote or tied since 2013, every vote matters,”
Secretary Husted added. “We hope that our work inspires more Ohioans to play an active role in our democracy.”
The PSA is part of an overall effort to make Ohioans aware of the value of their vote and how easy it is to register to vote and cast a ballot in the upcoming election.

“Voters have easy access to both in-person and absentee voting,” said Secretary Husted. “Ohioans looking to register to vote can now do so in a matter of minutes by visiting the Secretary of State’s website. No longer can someone say they didn’t have time or didn’t know how to vote.”

Making it easy to vote while also ensuring the security and integrity of Ohio’s elections has been a top priority throughout Secretary Husted’s time in office. Reforms that have helped to accomplish this include:

The results for Secretary Husted’s voting initiatives speak for themselves.

  • 7,924,594 registered voters in Ohio
    • Nearly 500,000 voters have updated their registration online.
  • More than 12,200 people have registered online.
  • Contacted about 1.9 million voters to update information by mail.
  • Contacted more than 1.79 million Ohioans who are unregistered but eligible to vote.

The Ohio Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8. April 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8 Primary Election. Early voting begins on April 10.

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