Ohio rolls out online voter information

Ohio voter toolkit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has new online tools to help voters prepare for Election Day.

The Voter Toolkit feature is designed to consolidate all of the necessary election information in a one-stop location. You can check your voter registration status, find your polling location, view a sample ballot and track your absentee ballot.

“If modern technology allows us to shop online, order food online and track shipments online, there is no reason we can’t make that same technology available to voters so they can be prepared for Election Day and participate in our democracy without worry,” Secretary Husted said via a news release.

While some voters have had access to similar services on a county-by-county basis, most Ohio voters were unable to complete these tasks online. In February 2015, Secretary Husted instructed all 88 county boards of elections to take the necessary steps so the information could be available to all Ohio voters equally, regardless their county of residence (SOS Directive 2015-02).

Voters can now go to MyOhioVote.com/VoterToolkit in order to verify necessary information prior to the election by simply choosing the information they are looking for and selecting their county. They will then be directed to the information available from their county board of elections.

Husted said he is working with the boards of elections to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

The announcement comes on the heels of Secretary Husted’s release of new features on the Secretary of State’s webpage that seek to educate voters about key statewide ballot issues.

The Secretary of State’s webpage also lets you view ballot language, read the full text of issues and watch informative videos to help you understand your options before you go to the voting booth.

 

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