Presentation on theme: "States control most of election law and procedure Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) Nationwide: 500,000+ office holders of over 90,000 positions!"— Presentation transcript:
County Implementation Poll Workers and Poll Watchers
Media, Pollsters & Campaigners A.Anywhere (protected by 1 st Amendment) B.Must stay 100 feet from entrance C.Can be anywhere but inside Can you match the people with where they must be on election day?
17 year-olds in Ohio Can Vote in Primaries ONLY Must be 18 by general election day Candidates only No Issues
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS If there is a problem, it’s usually with your registration. You can still vote, but your info is verified later and then the ballot is made official, or not.
Help America Vote Act 2002 Provide for Provisional voting….if one is challenged, they can still vote and counted once verified Replace lever-operated and punch cards by 2006 Better trained poll workers Computerize registration
Why would I be given a Provisional Ballot? Name not in Signature Book Lacks proper I.D. / Refuses to show I.D. Name Change, did not update voter reg. Moved from one precinct to another w/o updating voter registration Marked as an absentee, or early voter Voter Reg. Card returned as undeliverable You are being challenged
Voters who are blind, disabled, or illiterate Voter may have a person of their choice help them in the polling booth NOT ALLOWED TO HELP: Person’s employer or agent of their employer Agent of the voter’s union Any candidate whose name is on the ballot
“Curbside” Voting Those with disabilities can vote in their vehicles
Various other bits of info…. Write-ins – list of approved candidates Time Limits – 5 minutes (not strictly enforced)
Party Identification The ballot you choose in your primary election is your party of record.
YOUR Identification Ohio state law requires an acceptable identification Dems oppose Reps support Driver’s License, Military i.d., utility bill, bank statement, paycheck
Prohibited Identification Voter Reg. Card Out of state driver’s license Social Security Card Birth Certificate Insurance cards