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Seneca County elections official shares update amid coronavirus pandemic Staff




TIFFIN — A Seneca County Board of Elections official is urging voters to take advantage of early voting hours Sunday and Monday.

James Fruth, president of the Board of Elections, said in a statement that “due to numerous logistical challenges associated with the coronavirus,” the board is encouraging people to consider voting early, in-person at the Board of Elections instead of voting at the polls on Tuesday.

Early voting hours are available at the Seneca County Board of Elections, 71 S. Washington St., as follows:

Sunday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Simply bring your license or photo ID to vote early.

“If you are NOT a Seneca County resident, please know that the same hours are available for you at YOUR county board of elections office,” Fruth added.

“Understandably, the Board of Elections has also been losing poll workers on the eve of this election over concerns about the coronavirus and related health risks,” Fruth said. “We believe that increased early voting will relieve longer lines on Tuesday, and help to alleviate the extraordinary stresses associated with this year’s primary election. If you prefer to vote on Election Day, we will be open for business, as usual. We are ready!”

The polls will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fostoria’s Good Shepherd Home polling location has been changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

You can find your polling location to vote on Tuesday by going here.

If you are interested in serving as a poll worker, either on Tuesday or in future elections, or if you have election-related questions, please contact the Seneca County Board of Elections at ‪419-447-4424‬.

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