Director of Lucas County BOE discusses election preparation

Election Preparation (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — With just 4 days until November’s general election, Lucas County Board of Elections Director LaVera Scott says a lot of work goes into preparing for the election, and that includes finding people to staff voting booths and work alongside sheriff’s deputies.

Scott says there have been staffing shortages, primarily in the county’s suburban communities, like Sylvania and Neapolis.

“I have talked to some other counties that are going through some of the same things we’re going through,” said Scott. “Usually, most of our vacancies may occur in the city of Toledo, and it’s a lot easier for me to transfer someone working in the south side to the north side of Toledo.”

She adds that voters should have confidence that their vote will be counted and in the security of the BOE’s election systems.

“In Ohio, we do not transmit any vote totals over the internet — at all. Every board of elections has a secure line to where we update and send information directly to the secretary of state’s office,” Scott adds.

Remember, you can still early vote up until Monday, the day before the election. Monday’s early voting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Jaden Jefferson

Jaden Jefferson

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