HOCKING – Hocking Sheriff says that the board of elections is working to make sure people can still vote but they are taking precautions
The Hocking County Board of Elections is taking every precaution to ensure voters, election workers, board and staff are safe during this election process. This includes Early Voting and Election Day.
Following the recommendation of Doug Fisher, Hocking County Health Commissioner, that any election workers, board or staff that are most at risk stay home and be safe.
For those individuals working the polls, gloves and disinfecting wipes are provided at each location. Voting surfaces and writing implements will be disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day. Voters are encouraged to bring their own pen to mark their ballot if they have concerns.
Only one polling location has changed. Voters in Green Township will vote in the Chieftain Center instead of the Auxiliary Gym. All other locations will be open for voting despite the announcements those facilities are closed to the public. This means Union Furnace Elementary, Hocking Hills Elementary, Laurelville Elementary and the Senior Center WILL BE OPEN for voting on Election Day!
The Board of Elections office building will be closed to all public on Election Night. Local media, candidates and voters are encouraged to visit our website, https://www.boe.ohio.gov/hocking for updated results throughout the evening.
Early voting continues in the board office throughout the weekend. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. After that, all voting will take place at the polling places on Tuesday. Please continue to check your local media outlets and our Facebook page for any updates prior to and on Election Day.