Husted honors local election official, board of elections - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Husted honors local election official, board of elections

LaVera Scott, Lucas County Board of Elections (Source: Jon Husted press release) LaVera Scott, Lucas County Board of Elections (Source: Jon Husted press release)
Wood County Board of Elections (Source: Jon Husted press release) Wood County Board of Elections (Source: Jon Husted press release)
LUCAS COUNTY, OH (WTOL) -

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted honored one local election official and one board of elections for their outstanding efforts during a major election year in a key swing state.

Wednesday, Husted announced the recipients of the Election Officials of the Year awards, as well as boards of elections receiving the Bright I.D.E.A., or Innovative Developments in Election Administration, awards.

LaVera Scott, who serves as the deputy director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, was recognized as the Democrat Ohio Election Official of the Year. She was recognized after her ability to build and restore confidence at the board of elections.

Another winner in the area was the Wood County Board of Elections staff that was awarded the Golden Dish Soap Award. This award is given to the county board for its efforts to provide better services at a low cost.

After concerns from poll workers, the Wood County BOE needed a new stand to put their e-pollbooks on. After an idea from their maintenance department, the group was able to create a new one out of basic materials. It made signing in easy and efficient for voters.

The presentations were made at the Ohio Association of Election Officials Winter Conference in Columbus.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Off The Radar - Episode 17

    Off The Radar - Episode 17

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:22:43 GMT

    It's a FIRST for Off The Radar with video added to our podcast! Join Ellyn, Chris and Ryan as we geek out about this week in weather.  Subscribe to 'Off The Radar' Now:  Apple: http://apple.co/2CyCoh7  Android: http://bit.ly/2E1ySJz 

    More >>

    It's a FIRST for Off The Radar with video added to our podcast! Join Ellyn, Chris and Ryan as we geek out about this week in weather.  Subscribe to 'Off The Radar' Now:  Apple: http://apple.co/2CyCoh7  Android: http://bit.ly/2E1ySJz 

    More >>
  • Complaint made about suspected bedbugs made at Cinemark theater; company 'not aware' of issues

    Complaint made about suspected bedbugs made at Cinemark theater; company 'not aware' of issues

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:22:00 GMT

    A complaint about suspected bedbugs at the Cinemark theater in Franklin Park Mall was made Friday, and according to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the mall used its bedbug protocol after the complaint. However, according to a Cinemark spokesman, the company is not aware of any issues with insects. “We work with a pest control company that regularly inspects our theatres and performs preventative services several times per year.  We are not aware of any is...

    More >>

    A complaint about suspected bedbugs at the Cinemark theater in Franklin Park Mall was made Friday, and according to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the mall used its bedbug protocol after the complaint. However, according to a Cinemark spokesman, the company is not aware of any issues with insects. “We work with a pest control company that regularly inspects our theatres and performs preventative services several times per year.  We are not aware of any is...

    More >>
  • OVI checkpoint planned in Defiance Friday

    OVI checkpoint planned in Defiance Friday

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:02:38 GMT
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Defiance County Friday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data, there were 397 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Robert J. Ashenfelter, commander of the Defiance post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year i...More >>
    The Ohio State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Defiance County Friday evening. The OVI checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers. “Based on provisional data, there were 397 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 405 people were killed last year in Ohio,” Lt. Robert J. Ashenfelter, commander of the Defiance post, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year i...More >>
Powered by Frankly