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FAQ Ohio Registered Election Official (REO) Program

Q: What is the purpose of the program?

  • A.  One of the goals of OAEO is to provide its members with the highest quality training and support possible.  The newly revamped REO program will bring the best and brightest instructors and the most useful curriculum available to Ohio.

Q: Who is allowed to attend the program?

  • A: The program is open to all Director and Deputy Directors as well as all board employees and board members.

Q: How many courses are there and when will they take place?

  • A.  The certificate program consists of eight, three-hour classes.   Our goal is to offer two classes at both the summer and winter conferences.  Thus, It is possible to complete four classes in year’s time, earning certification in two years.

Q: What is the cost?

  • A: For 2013, the cost is $60 per class per attendee.   The cost is subject to increase, although the OAEO trustees have no immediate plans to increase the per class cost.  The initial start up and curriculum development costs are being covered by the OAEO.

Q: Who is teaching the classes?

  • A: The courses are being taught by election experts from the Election Center (  Ohio coursework can count as credit toward the Election Center Certified Election and Voter Registration Administration (CERA) program.  Successful completion of the Ohio REO classes will count as one credit course toward the CERA program.

Q: What will be taught in the classes?

  • A:  Courses will cover all facets of election administration from budgeting to poll worker recruitment and training.  Courses are being developed jointly by the Election Center and the Ohio Association of Election Officials.

Q: To whom should payment be made to?

  • A:  Checks should be made out to the Ohio Association of Election Officials and mailed to our Treasurer Jody O’Brien at:

Jody O’Brien
Hancock County Board of Elections
201 E. Lincoln St., Rear
Findlay, OH 45840

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