Last Minute Tips for Election Workers

Last Minute Tips for Election Workers

November 3, 2014

Here are a few last minute suggestions for Election Day workers:

1. Dress is business casual – shirt and/or sweater and slacks that are comfortable. Remember to wear comfortable shoes!

2. Small cooler with drinks, snacks, lunch, etc. – there may be a fridge at your facility. You will get 1 hour for lunch and can leave the facility at that time. Lunch can be a bit later since you will be there late. Remember to bring enough snacks to sustain you since we will …

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Report Voter Fraud and Election Day Issues to Ohio VIP

Report Voter Fraud and Election Day Issues to Ohio VIP

October 29, 2014

Election Day is less than a week away and Ohio VIP would like to remind voters, election workers and outside poll workers to keep your eyes and ears open for instances of election fraud and irregularities.

Problems include but are not limited to:

Campaigning or people wearing political apparel inside of the precinct or inside of the 100 foot flagged area around the polling location
Poll workers instructing voters which candidates to vote for.
Other people instructing voters about candidates inside the 100 foot flags.
Poll workers that are not checking …

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Poll Workers: A Weak Link In Our Electoral System

Poll Workers: A Weak Link In Our Electoral System

September 25, 2014

On Election Day, ordinary citizens are hired and paid as poll workers by the county Boards of Elections (BOEs).  Anyone can apply because there are no educational requirements: reading, writing or mathematics.  However these people are entrusted with the duty to determine:

Who can vote
Where a person can vote
And what type of ballot a voter can cast: regular or provisional

Poll workers receive training from the BOEs but training techniques and poll worker knowledge and integrity are not evaluated by anyone other than the BOEs …

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Become a Poll Worker and Stop Voter Fraud

Become a Poll Worker and Stop Voter Fraud

April 18, 2014

The May 6th Primary Election is right around the corner and there are many Ohio counties still in desperate need of poll workers.

Can you help?

By law, polling locations must have an equal number of Republican and Democrat poll workers to ensure that the team is bi-partisan.  But this is not happening!

People are being hired based on their primary ballot choice and if someone does not vote in a primary, the Boards of Elections don’t know the person’s true political leanings and they are …

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Four Election Reform Bills pass the Ohio Senate

Four Election Reform Bills pass the Ohio Senate

This week four (4) election reform bills passed the Ohio Senate: SB 200, SB 205, SB 216 and SB 238.

Click here to go to Ohio VIP’s NEW “Current Election Legislation” page of our web site to read a brief synopsis of the bills with a link to the bills as passed.

On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Mary Siegel of Ohio Voter Integrity Project testified as a proponent of SB 216. Click here to read her testimony. Also, Mary was quoted in the Hannah Report, a daily newsletter …

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Proposed Election Legislation for Ohio

Proposed Election Legislation for Ohio

Ohio Senate Bill 10

Click here to read Ohio Senate Bill 10 – To amend sections 3501.29, 3501.35, 3505.181, 3505.23, 3505.24, and 3509.01 of the Revised Code to revise the law regarding polling places and voting machines.

Summary of Senate Bill 10

 

Ohio Senate Bill 20

Click here to read Ohio Senate Bill 20 – Proposed changes to election administration, ballots, voter identification, voter registration, absentee voting and election day procedures.

Summary of Senate Bill 20

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Photo ID – Facts vs Myths

Photo ID – Facts vs Myths

22 places You Need a Photo ID

 

Myths about Photo ID Requirements

 

Myth: Requiring photo ID is the same as a new “poll tax.”

Response: The Federal Voting Rights Act and constitutional jurisprudence are quite clear that states are not allowed to set any requirements to vote that requires an outlay of money on the part of the voter. Since Ohio and many states require a fee to obtain a state ID or driver’s license, photo ID bills typically include provisions to address this concern.

 

Myth: 11% of potential registered …

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At the Core of Our Democracy, A Fragile Voting System

At the Core of Our Democracy, A Fragile Voting System

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At the Core of Our Democracy, A Fragile Voting System

By: Lee Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University

Our challenge is to ensure that those who vote really are entitled to do so, while at the same time making it as convenient as possible for all who are entitled to cast their ballots.

You would think that after more than two centuries of practice, we’d know all about running efficient and accurate elections. Voting, after all, is the great shared …

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Secretary of State Husted enters New Partnership to Improve Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database & Prevent Fraud

Secretary of State Husted enters New Partnership to Improve Accuracy of the Statewide Voter Database & Prevent Fraud

National health statistics data will help clear voter rolls of deceased voters.
 

COLUMBUS – In an ongoing effort to maintain more accurate voter rolls, thus reducing potential voter fraud, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced a new partnership with the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) to obtain out-of-state death records. This partnership will enable the Secretary of State’s office to more effectively maintain and update the Ohio’s voter database through the sharing of important information with the 88 boards of …

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From Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, “I am encouraging all…to be poll workers.”

From Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State, “I am encouraging all…to be poll workers.”

April 24, 2012

As Secretary of State, my primary responsibility is to administer a fair election where eligible voters can freely exercise their right to vote and have complete confidence in the accuracy of the results. This is no easy job because the reality is that the system by which we elect our political leaders will never be perfect.

Unfortunately, the fact that there is “room for improvement” seems to be the only common ground we have been able to find when it comes to elections reform. …

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