Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz shared “one thing” he’s learned amid the global coronavirus pandemic in a tweet Monday.
“If the #COVID19 pandemic has taught me one thing, it’s that I will always vote at the earliest possible date in all future elections to ensure I am never placed in a precarious situation such as this,” Montz tweeted after Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton would order the closure of all polling locations throughout the state due to a “health emergency.”
If the #COVID19 pandemic has taught me one thing, it’s that I will always vote at the earliest possible date in all future elections to ensure I am never placed in a precarious situation such as this.
— Mayor Aaron Montz (@MayorMontz) March 17, 2020
“Final answer? NO primary election tomorrow in Ohio by order of Ohio Dept of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton. Repeat, no primary election on Tuesday, March 17th in Ohio. New date TBD,” Montz also tweeted Monday evening.
Governor Mike DeWine announced on Monday that after a Franklin County judge rejected a lawsuit seeking to postpone the state’s primary election, Acton would order polling locations closed as part of a health emergency.
“During this time when we face an unprecedented public health crisis, to conduct an election tomorrow would force poll workers and voters to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk of contracting coronavirus. As such, Health Director Dr. Amy Acton will order the polls closed as a health emergency. While the polls will be closed tomorrow, Secretary of State Frank LaRose will seek a remedy through the courts to extend voting options so that every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity,” DeWine said in a statement.