Ohio SOS Creates New Public Integrity Division

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office has announced the creation of a Public Integrity Division as part of an ongoing effort to build on Ohio’s record as a national leader in maintaining secure, accurate, and accessible elections.

The Public Integrity Division consolidates many of the office’s current investigative functions, including campaign finance reporting, voting system certification, voter registration integrity, the investigation of election law violations, data retention and transparency, and cybersecurity protocols.

“Ohioans deserve to have confidence and faith in their election system. While Ohio has developed a strong national reputation for secure, accurate, and accessible elections, a national trend is growing that indicates a crisis of confidence in the electoral process,” said Secretary of State Frank LaRose.

“While both voter fraud and suppression have proven to be exceedingly rare in Ohio, any transgression of either breaches the promise made to Ohio voters and hinders confidence in the outcome of elections.”

Learn more about the new Public Integrity Division by clicking here.

The voter registration deadline for the November election is October 11, and the election is on November 8.