Limited In-Person Voting on Election Day

Limited In-Person Voting on Election Day

WAYNE COUNTY, OH, Apr. 27, 2020 — In-person voting for the primary election to be held on Tuesday, Apr. 28 has been limited by the Ohio General Assembly due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to Wayne County Board of Elections (BOE) Director Julie Leathers Stahl, only specific individuals will be permitted to visit the polling location in-person to cast their ballot. The only polling location will be at the board of elections office located at 200 Vanover Street, Wooster. Regular polling locations will not be open.

“Voters coming to our polling location will be required to maintain physical distancing and should adhere to the instructions of our staff, signage and floor markings to ensure these requirements are followed,” Stahl said. “Our staff will be practicing safe and sanitary measures in the polling location.”

Voters that registered by Feb. 18, 2020, that have not voted in the 2020 Primary must belong to one of the following categories to vote in-person on Tuesday:

Voters who have a disability requiring the use of an accessible DRE (direct-recording electronic) voting machine.

Voters that are unable to receive mail at their place of residence or other location.

In addition, any voter that requested an absentee ballot by the Apr. 25 deadline and did not receive it, may enter the polling location for assistance.

Ohio law does not permit any voter that does not belong to one of the two categories, or that failed to receive a properly requested absentee ballot by Apr. 25, to vote enter the building.

According to Stahl, posters from the office of Secretary of State Frank LaRose will be placed at the Wayne County BOE office on Election Day to inform voters.

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Posted by Dan Starcher, public communications specialist for the Wayne County Government.