BOE: Many Polling Locations Changed For Special Election

The Hancock County Board of Elections in Findlay is reminding voters about the upcoming special election in Ohio on August 8th.

State Issue 1 will be the only issue on the ballot in the special election.

If approved, it would raise the threshold for passing future amendments to the Ohio Constitution from a simple majority to 60 percent along with expanding signature requirements to qualify for the ballot in the first place.

We spoke with Jody Beall O’Brien with the Hancock County Board of Elections about the special election.




As Jody mentioned in the audio above, many voters will have a new polling location for the special election.

This is due to spaces that would normally serve as polling locations, such as churches, holding bible schools over the summer or undergoing construction projects, preventing them from serving as polling locations as usual.

Jody says affected voters will receive a piece of mail from the board of elections letting them know what their polling location will be on August 8th.

Jody said they are in need of poll workers and anyone interested in helping out should contact them.

The voter registration deadline is July 10th, and early in-person voting begins on July 11th.