COLUMBUS, Ohio – Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Thursday, March 12, will convene the Ohio Elections Conference, an initiative to promote thoughtful and deliberative improvements in elections.
“We need to draw on the views and expertise of everyone taking part in the conference to craft election improvements that make sense,” Secretary Brunner said. “The voters of Ohio deserve it.”
The two-day conference, which will bring together more than 300 elections officials, academics, voting rights advocates and state lawmakers, will be held at the Hyatt on Capitol Square, 75 E. State St.
In addition to a keynote address by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the conference will feature two days of work group sessions that address topics including: voter identification requirements, poll worker training, provisional voting, early voting and same-day registration, the statewide voter registration database, and a host of other issues.
After the conference, a report drawn from ideas at the conference will be presented to Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio legislature for further discussion.