On March 16, Ohio’s public health director Dr. Amy Acton declared a public health emergency and ordered all polls closed for the March 17 presidential primary election. After a push by state officials to delay the primary to June, Ohio lawmakers set the all-absentee ballot election of today.
Corbin said they have 10 voting machines set up at their office on Princeton Road, as opposed to the usual 40 machines during a normal primary election day. He said they are following all the state-ordered protocols for sanitizing and social distancing. Voters who don’t have a mailing address, have moved, changed their name or didn’t receive an absentee ballot are allowed to vote in person.