Ohio Revised Code Section 3503.10 designates Ohio’s public libraries as voter registration locations. With this designation comes additional responsibilities. On Aug. 19, the OLC and representatives from Ohio Secretary of State’s Office held a brief webinar about the requirements for public libraries. This webinar covered the do’s and don’ts for library staff before the busy general election this fall.
- Emily Bright, Deputy Elections Administrator, Office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
- Patricia Currie, NVRA Coordinator, Office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
- Jeff Hobday, Senior Elections Counsel, Office of Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose
- Jay Smith, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council
PowerPoint Slide Deck (PDF, 44 pages)
CPL and CPLS Credit for Volunteering as a Poll Worker:
Ohio needs 35,000 people to serve as poll workers on election day and the OLC is supporting the state’s recruitment efforts by approving 6.0 hours of continuing education credit for the Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff certification program. For those working toward renewing their Certified Public Librarian (CPL) or Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS) certification, volunteering as a poll worker on Tues., Nov. 3 will count as 6 hours of credit under Category C. Library staff who are interested in volunteering, can sign up at VoteOhio.gov/DefendDemocracy.