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1. Introduction To The Course current course
2. Elections Process Overview
3. Types of Elections
4. Precinct Election Officials' Responsibilities and Conduct
5. Arranging the Polling Location
6. Preparing for Voters
7. Processing Voters
8. Determining Type of Ballot to be Provided to Voter
9. Voter Identification Requirements
10. Provisional Ballots
11. Challenging Voters
12. Managing Polling Location
13. Closing the Polls
14. Court Orders
15. Course Quiz

Letter from the Ohio Secretary of State

Dear Precinct Election Official,

When Ohioans vote each Election Day, you are there, serving on the front lines. Your work allows them to exercise their right to vote.

As Ohio’s Secretary of State, my Office and I provide leadership to build trust and confidence in Ohio elections. Our combined efforts, both at the statewide and local levels, give Ohioans an elections system in which they can be confident it is easy to vote and hard to cheat.

This online trainingl will provide the training and knowledge so you can assist your neighbors at your assigned precinct polling location. These pages include:

  • The duties and responsibilities of being a precinct election official;
  • How to run an election in your precinct; and
  • How to assist voters in various situations on Election Day.

You are a vital part of our elections system. If you have any feedback about the information in this book, or ideas on how to improve future training materials, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Thank you for your service in this and every election.  


Jon Husted

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