The Ohio Association of Election Officials (OAEO) is dedicated to the training and education of its members, thus ensuring fair and accurate elections for all Ohioans. As part of this commitment, OAEO is partnering with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in offering a new Registered Election Official (REO) program.

This new certification program is Ohio-centric and offers a variety of courses related to election issues from the academic and legal perspective, as well as courses that have a practical focus; how election laws are implemented and applied on the job. Eight classes are required for certification. Four core classes are required, and participants may choose an additional four elective classes to complete coursework. All credits from the previous REO program will transfer on a one-to-one basis.

Course 100: The Election Aftermath: Audits, Recounts and Ensuring the Accuracy of Your Election

  • Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Location: Senate Chamber Room, The Ohio State University Student Union
  • Instructor(s):
    Steven Huefner, Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Karla Herron, Director, Delaware County Board of Elections

Course 101: Voting Equipment: Standards, Operation, and Maintenance

  • Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Location: Senate Chamber Room, The Ohio State University Student Union
  • Instructor(s):
    Dan Tokaji, Professor, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Steve Harsman, Deputy Director, Montgomery County Board of Elections
Course 100 and Course 101 are currently full.
Class size is limited to 75 students per class. This certification program is open to everyone and all Ohio election officials are encouraged to participate. Additional course offerings will be listed for the January 2019 Ohio Association of Election Officials Winter Conference.

Ohio Association of Election Officials

For questions regarding course registration, credits, how many courses you have or need, and certification, contact Kay Wick at kaycwick@aol.com.
For questions regarding course curriculum, contact Margaret Lombardo at Lombardo.103@osu.edu.



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