Background Checks to Supplement Voting Tech in Ohio County

by Denise G. Callahan – Journal News

Full-time Butler County Board of Elections employees and any vendors working with the newly purchased voting machines will need to pass a criminal background check, according to new rules announced last week.

Millions of dollars in new Butler County voting machines that must be operational by November are arriving this week, and the board of elections now also has a six-month deadline to implement comprehensive security measures.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued an edict last week that includes criminal background checks on all full-time county board of elections employees and any vendors who work with the voting systems, cybersecurity training, changing email domain names and performing various security checks on their systems, among other items.