Board of Elections Receives "Voter Services Award" from Ohio Secretary of State
Secretary of State Jon Husted announced the Bright I.D.E.A. (Innovative Developments in Election Administration) Award recipients at the Ohio Association of Election Officials Conference. Local boards of elections were asked to submit their Bright I.D.E.A.’s to the Secretary of State prior to the conference to be considered according to the following criteria:

“Ohio is recognized more and more as a leader in elections administration and innovation, which is due in large part to the efforts of our local elections officials,” Secretary Husted said. “The effort and ideas put into action this past November ensured that Ohio had a smooth and fair election.”

Bright “I.D.E.A.” Award Winners

Process Management Award went to Allen County for their submission entitled “Pre-Stuffed Absentee Mail Packets” which allowed the board to save time and money by working with their printer to produce a pre-made absentee ballot packet to send to voters upon receiving a request – reducing the time required to assemble a packet and get it in the mail from 111.2 seconds to just 26 seconds.
Process Management Award went to Butler County for their “Precinct Election Official Recruitment” submission, which the county used to more effectively retain and recruit poll workers through an aggressive outreach effort that included phone calls, public forums, emails, mail pieces and a media campaign.
Voter Services Award went to Montgomery County for their initiative “Any Line, Any Time” which streamlines and simplifies the voter check-in process, reduces the waiting time to cast a ballot and improves the overall voting experience for the voter.

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted with Montgomery County Board of Elections Deputy Director Steve Harsman

 

Election Official of the Year Award Winners

Also announced at the Ohio Association of Election Officials Conference were the two Ohio Election Officials of the Year winners. Ohio election officials were asked to nominate colleagues who have made a notable positive contribution to the profession of elections administration in their county, and in the State of Ohio, to be considered for this honor.

The Republican and Democratic Ohio Election Officials of the Year were each awarded the National Secretaries of State Medallion Award in recognition of their service.

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