COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – One of the big concerns around elections is always the potential of voter fraud.
Secretary of State Frank Larose said there is new voting equipment in Ohio; every ballot cast has a paper trail.
“Whether it’s a voter marked ballot, where they bubble in their choices with a pen and then run it through a scanner, or whether it’s a ballot where the voter makes their choices on a screen and then prints out the paper copy and they can hold it and verify it in their hand, there’s always paper,” Larose said.
The state can do a post-election audit, if needed, according to Larose.
For the first time in a municipal election year, every county Board of Elections will have to conduct that audit in the next couple of weeks.