Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.(Photo: Flickr)
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.(Photo: Flickr)

Ohio’s elections chief has issued an order requiring all poll workers to undergo mandatory training before the fall election.

State law already requires new poll workers to go through training before they work an election. Retraining is required at a minimum of every three years for those who have previously worked at the polls.

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. He says the state’s 88 county elections boards would have access to $760,000 in grants to help offset training costs.

Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.

Comments
  • Bob Kroshefsky

    The only reason we all need this training is because the legislature keeps jerking the state around on ID requirements. Let’s put some common-sense rules into the state constitution and put an end to all these machinations.