Secretary Of State: St. Patty’s Day Primary Not A Problem
July 11, 2019 9:55AM EDT
(ONN) – With conflicting schedules proposed, some lawmakers in the Ohio House are saying there’s a problem that could keep voters away from the polls.
The 2020 primary election is scheduled for March 10.
That would be no problem, but a provision in the larger budget bill would move it to March 17, which is St. Patrick’s Day.
Democrats worry that a well-known party day could keep voters and poll workers away and lead to poor turnout.
Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has told House Democrats that county officials are prepared to successfully administer elections no matter the day.