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Statement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on the March 17, 2020 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 14, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957
Lisa Peterson: 614-644-0957
 

Statement from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on the March 17, 2020 Election

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Governor DeWine announced tonight the following: 

"During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at a unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity."