State of Ohio - Secretary of State

  • Government Agency - Industry
PO Box 16366
Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 644-6892
(877) 767-6446
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm EST
  • About

    Duties & Responsibilities
    Chief Elections Officer

    As Ohio?s chief elections officer, the Secretary of State oversees the elections process and appoints the members of boards of elections in each of Ohio?s 88 counties. The Secretary of State supervises the administration of election laws; reviews statewide initiative and referendum petitions; chairs the Ohio Ballot Board, which approves ballot language for statewide issues; canvasses votes for all elective state offices and issues; investigates election fraud and irregularities; trains election officials, and works with counties to train poll workers. The Elections Division of the Secretary of State?s office also compiles and maintains election statistics, political party records and other election-related records.

  • Directions

    Northeast (Mansfield, Cleveland) I-71 south to the BROAD street exit Turn right onto BROAD street Continue on BROAD street to FOURTH street We are located on the northeast corner of BROAD & FOURTH streets