People Allowed In The Polling Location
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 vote.
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
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.
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
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