Seneca County Board of Elections to host Election Night live stream
[Tiffin, Ohio – Nov. 2, 2022] – The Seneca County Board of Elections is to host a Facebook Live stream on Election Night to distribute news of unofficial results.
The stream is to begin at 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 8th and it will include live video of board of elections staff conducting the unofficial canvass. Board President Jim Fruth will speak directly to viewers about the election and the process of conducting it. As the unofficial results become tallied for the night, Fruth will read the results and a link will be provided to them. The broadcast will focus on local election results, but will also include information about how local voters weighed in on state and federal races.
The stream is to begin at 8:15 p.m., and it will go live periodically throughout the night as soon as updated results are available.
Residents can view the live stream on the Seneca County Board of Elections Facebook page, at this link: https://www.facebook.com/SenecaCountyElections. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the video.
When the unofficial count is complete, the stream will go live one last time to report on the results. An electronic version of the unofficial count will be posted on the Seneca County Board of Elections Facebook page and will be provided to media representatives as soon as it is available.
Results from Election Night will not be final, as some absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 7th could still be received by the Nov. 18th deadline and Provisional ballots will need to be evaluated before an official count can be certified. The official canvass must be completed by local board of elections officials by Nov. 29th. This canvass must begin by Nov. 23rd.
Traditionally, candidates, media members and interested residents would spend the evening at the elections office and wait for results to be distributed by the board of elections staff. This is still an option, but those who do not wish to visit the office can watch the live stream instead.
“Producing and broadcasting this live stream will give residents, candidates and media members access to everything we are doing to conduct the election that night,” Fruth said.
The board of elections features members Fruth, Jim Cline, Nancy Grandillo and David Koehl.
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 8th. For more information about the election, please visit https://www.boe.ohio.gov/seneca/. There is no voting in-person at the Seneca County Board of Elections Office on Election Day, as you must go to your polling place to vote. Use this link to find your polling place: https://lookup.boe.ohio.gov/vtrapp/seneca/pollfinder.aspx?
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to County Public Relations Director Jimmy Flint, JFlint@senecacountyohio.gov.