Ohio Secretary of State issues "Ready for November" directive to county election boards

May 5, 2015 (Instagram) - I Ohio Voting

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"Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has issued his 'Ready for November' plan to each of the state’s 88 county boards of election detailing how they must use federal funding received through the CARES Act for the Nov. 3 general election.

The state received nearly $13 million in federal funds to help with November's election expenses and 87 percent of that money goes directly to county elections boards. According to the office, money spent by the county boards must be related — or made necessary — by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

'Over the past several months, we’ve been working with bipartisan election officials across Ohio as well as election experts & advocates to make our state ready for November,' LaRose said in a statement. 'While we certainly have many challenges ahead of us, this plan puts us on a path to ensure Ohio voters will be confident that their voice was heard on Nov. 3.'"

-- Andrew Cass, The News-Herald

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