People Allowed In The Polling Location

General

  • An election official; a police officer; a voter; a voter’s child, who is not of voting age; or a person assisting another person to voter.

Rovers

Rovers are assigned specific polling locations through the County on Election Day. Their primary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with ExpressVote Machine issues

  • Ensure ADA standards are met

  • Deliver Election Day Supplies when needed

  • Act as liaison between voters, PEOs and the Lucas County Board of Elections

Media

  • Representatives of media are permitted inside the polling location

  • Their presence or activities may not interfere with Precinct Election Officials’ activities or voters signing in or voting (O.R.C. 3501.33, O.R.C. 3501.35)

  • They may not jeopardize the secrecy of a voter’s ballot

THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR ARE THE SPOKESPERSONS FOR THE LUCAS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THEY MAY BE CONTACTED AT 419-213-2045 OR 419-213-2046 FOR COMMENTS REGARDING THE VOTING PROCESS BY THE MEDIA.

Public

  • Any person may enter the polling location for the sole purpose of checking the Official Precinct Voter Registration List (11 & 4 List), to determine who has or has not voted.

  • The lists are posted on a wall near the entrance at 6:30 am and updated at 11:00 am and 4 pm.

  • Persons may not wear any electioneering clothing or accessories while inside the polling location

  • Their presence or activities may not interfere with Precinct Election Officials’ activities or voters signing in or voting (ORC 3501.33, ORC 3501.35)

  • They may not interfere with or disrupt the election

  • Posted Official Precinct Voter Registration List must remain posted throughout the day

  • Election officials should assure the lists are placed in a manner that it cannot be removed unnoticed by an election official

Observers

An “observer” is a person appointed by a political party or group of candidates to observe the conduct of the election in the polling location

  • A qualified elector (voter) may serve as an “observer” in any precinct during the casting (voting) and counting of ballots on Election Day

  • All observers must submit their signed Certificate of Application of Observer to the Voting Location Manager upon arrival to the polling location

  • Multiple observers may be assigned to a precinct. There shall be no more than six (6) observers at one time, in any one precinct on Election Day

  • The Voting Location Manager must administer the Oath for Observers found in their binder. The Observers must have a Certificate of Appointment of Observer FORM 215-A, 217, or FORM 220

  • Observers are allowed to be in the polling location before, during and after hours of voting

  • Observers are not authorized to be part of the Election proceedings

  • Observers are not permitted to challenge a person’s right to vote

  • Observers are not allowed to touch ballots, polling supplies or assist with the election in any way

  • Observers must wear masks in accordance with the State of Ohio Mandates