PDT Staff Writer
While the state of Ohio will be holding it’s primary election in most sections of the state on May 7, Scioto County voters will not need to go to the polls. Scioto County Board of Elections Director Julia Gearheart says there will be no primary election in Scioto County.
“The only things that were up were some of the wards in the city, and not enough people filed to cause the primary,” Gearheart said. “And New Boston Council is up and not enough people filed to cause a primary there either. And nobody filed anything else.”
In preparing for the election where it applies across the state, Secretary of State Jon Husted said voters are encouraged to link with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get elections information and updates throughout the year. Husted said they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the election, whether they chose to cast their ballots by mail or in person. Facebook users simply need to “like” Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s official Facebook page to “wear” a virtual sticker on their wall. Twitter users may share their voting badge by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.
Husted also talked about the new “Vote in Honor of a Veteran.” With Vote in Honor of a Veteran, Husted said voters may demonstrate the pride they feel for a veteran by dedicating their vote to them. By participating in this program Ohioans help raise awareness about the importance of voting and highlight the powerful bond between our veterans and democracy. For more information on how to participate in this program visit OhioMilitaryVotes.com
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