Seneca County Board of Elections to host election results live stream Tuesday
[Tiffin, OH – October 26, 2021] – The Seneca County Board of Elections is to once again 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. 2 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 election stream is to begin at 8:15 p.m., and the will go live 15 minutes after each hour until the unofficial canvass results are finalized.
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 once again 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. 1 could still be received by the Nov. 12 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. 23. Board of election officials hope to conduct the official count on Nov. 17.
Board of Elections Director Jim Ehrman is urging people to watch the live stream instead of coming into the office to view the process, but he said all members of the public are welcome to watch the process in-person.
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.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and for the convenience of the residents of Seneca County, the elections panel is providing a digital broadcast to streamline this process.
“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. 2. For more information about the election, please visit https://www.boe.ohio.gov/seneca/.
If you have any questions, please e-mail them to County Public Relations Coordinator Jimmy Flint, JFlint@senecacountyohio.gov.