FOSTORIA, Ohio — Seneca County Board of Elections personnel are working to move a Fostoria polling location for next week’s primary election in response to a directive from Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Registered voters in Precinct Fostoria 4B, that regularly vote at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, will now be voting at the New Life Family Worship Church, 800 Columbus Avenue, for the March 17 Presidential Primary Election.
The main doors to the polling location are off the back parking lot. Voting will occur in the Fellowship Hall to the right as you enter the building.
The directive from LaRose’s office was issued in hopes of mitigating any potential risk of COVID-19 (coronavirus) to vulnerable populations.
The directive, which was received at 5:15 p.m. Monday, informed counties that they are not permitted to use nursing homes or senior-living facilities as polling locations.
LaRose said last week his office didn’t expect any serious disruption to the primary election but he urged people to either vote early or request an absentee ballot if they were concerned about COVID-19.
For more information, contact the board of elections office, (419) 447-4424.