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Observers will be allowed in polling places but aren’t allowed to do much
Jon Husted says they will not be allowed to interact with poll workers or voters
This story is part of a special series.

Jo Ingles

On Election Day, observers will be allowed in polling places throughout Ohio. Secretary of State Jon Husted says these observers have already registered and been approved to watch inside precincts statewide. But he says, in no way, are these observers allowed to interact with poll workers or voters.

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“They can be observers. They cannot be actors in the process. They are not allowed to interact with elections officials or the voters. The rules are very clear on that. And if they break the rules, they will be removed from the premises.”

Husted says he is unaware of anyone outside his office who is conducting poll worker training. 

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