This week Governor Mike DeWine declared a public health emergency after 3 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19).
State lawmakers want to make sure that public events are still safe and that includes polling locations for voting next Tuesday.
Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose says the top priority is always the health and safety of our fellow Ohioans and wants to make sure all the necessary precautions are in place for a safe voting day. LaRose announced he relocated polling locations from senior residential facilities. He also encourages you to take advantage of voting from home and early voting which is until this Friday, March 13th, 2020.
You can vote from home by mail after you request a ballot then you can track your ballot to make sure it was received.
For more voting information visit voteohio.gov
LaRose also reminds you to follow best practices by washing your hands and practicing safe distance.
Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton adds that the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions are being asked to vote early if possible as a precaution.
If you have any further questions you can call 833-4-ASK-ODH