By Frank Lewis
The Scioto County Board of Elections is gearing up for the November General Election with a district meeting of boards of elections.
“We’re having a district meeting Friday (Sept. 5), so our office will be closed. We’re having a meeting at the Welcome Center,” Scioto County Board of Elections Deputy Director Teresa Knittel said. “We’ve got seven other counties coming in.”
Knittel said the last day for residents to register to vote in the November election is Oct. 6.
“Absentee voting doesn’t begin until Oct. 7,” Knittel said. “But that is due in the courts so that could change.”
On Friday Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded Ohioans that absentee ballot applications were going in the mail for more than six million voters and should be arriving in mailboxes across the state within the next few days. Husted outlined details of the statewide mailing for the 2014 General Election earlier this month.
“This year’s statewide mailing is another in a series of steps we have taken to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat for all voters,” Husted said. “Voters who take advantage of this convenient option will be able to cast their ballot from the comfort of their own homes and help to reduce the chance for long lines at the polls on election day.”
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 1928, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.