Curbside Voting

Poll worker Mildred Henson, left, helps Patria, 57, far right, and Janet Wilson, 68, both of Washington, in car at right of Patria, to submit their ballots from the curbside voting line, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

During the 2016 election, fewer than 100 people in Franklin County voted curbside. This year, in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Franklin County Board of Elections says just under 1,600 people utilized the option.

Voters line up outside the Franklin County Board of Elections for early voting on Oct. 6, 2020.
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Aside from an early technical error in Franklin County, there were no widespread issues with Tuesday’s vote in Ohio. However, non-partisan groups who help protect and inform voters say that misinformation and voter intimidation were problems throughout the election.

Poll worker Mildred Henson, left, helps Patria, 57, far right, and Janet Wilson, 68, both of Washington, in car at right of Patria, to submit their ballots from the curbside voting line, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Ohio residents who were planning to vote in-person on Election Day but have contracted COVID-19 still have options for casting their ballot.

Felicita Subhita, left, reviews her ballot as she uses curbside voting services during early voting Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in San Diego.
Gregory Bull / AP

There are only a few days left before Election Day, and while millions of Ohioans have already cast their ballots early in-person or by mail, that process is more difficult for a certain segment of voters.

Ed Leonard, director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, talks about poll worker recruitment on Sept. 11, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

In the parking lot of Community Development for All People on Parsons Avenue, representatives from the Franklin County Board of Elections and the League of Women Voters discussed voting by mail and early voting opportunities, and gave an update on poll worker recruitment efforts. 

Franklin County Board of Elections during the delayed spring election on April 28, 2020.
Ryan Hitchcock / WOSU

This year’s election is going to look very different, and the Franklin County Board of Elections on Monday voted on various stop gap measures to meet the needs of a COVID-19 election.

Felicita Subhita, left, reviews her ballot as she uses curbside voting services during early voting Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in San Diego.
Gregory Bull / AP

Ohio voters with disabilities already have the option of curbside voting on Election Day. But a group representing voters suggest that option could be expanded to help medically fragile people who cannot mask themselves and walk into polls this November.