Ohio’s Franklin County is switching to paper poll books to check in voters.

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Election officials in Franklin County will be using paper poll books to check in voters at polling locations today. Voters in Ohio are typically checked in via an electronic system, but the county board of elections was not able to upload all early voting data into their electronic check-in system in time for today’s vote. Fortunately, the county is prepared for this contingency since the state requires that officials have a paper poll book to back up each electronic version. While this may cause some delays, voters should feel confident that they can vote as planned.

Last updated Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:54 AM EST

Trusted Sources

Statement from the Ohio’s Office of the Secretary of State →

Ohio Directive 2020-11 - Paper pollbooks backups →