LaRose started the conversation on the topic of identity theft, and how business leaders can protect their business from it. By subscribing to the Secretary of State’s Business Filing Notification System using your email, you can protect yourself and your business from fraudulent activity. The system automatically tracks any changes or updates to your business filings with the Secretary of State’s office.
With the upcoming general election on Nov. 3, the conversation soon turned toward voting. LaRose reminded attendees that the voter registration deadline is Oct. 5, and that everyone should take the time to either register or to ensure their information is up to date – and to tell a friend to do so as well. To register to vote or to check out your registration status, visit voteohio.gov.
This year, like every year, there are three ways to cast your vote in the 2020 general election.
- Use the form you should have recently received in the mail to request an absentee ballot, then fill it out and mail it back. You can even track your ballot at voteohio.gov.
- Take advantage of early voting, which runs Oct. 5-Nov. 2.
- Vote on election day, Nov. 3. In order to keep voters safe and comfortable, polling locations will be following a 48-point checklist for health and safety. Masks will be required. If you do not bring a mask to vote, one will be provided to you.
As well as getting registered to vote, LaRose called on attendees for another reason: poll working. According to LaRose, Ohio is in need of 35,000 poll workers, and is encouraging businesses to give a Day for Democracy by giving employees the day off to work as a poll worker. To register to become one of those 35,000 vital poll workers, visit voteohio.gov/defenddemocracy.
The Capitol Conversations continue on Sept. 15 with Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Supreme Court of Ohio. Registration is still open for the Capitol Conversations presented by AT&T series, so register today at toledochamber.com.
Capitol Conversations presented by AT&T series:
Sept. 15: Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio
Sept. 17: Llody MacAdam, Chief Engineer of ODOT
Sept. 22: JP Nauseef, President and CIO of JobsOhio