(A) Wherever possible, the employee who provides registration assistance should be the same as the person who gives assistance in the application process for the regular services that the agency provides. Each employee assigned to voter registration activities shall be trained and if requested, shall provide to each such consumer who registers to vote the same degree of assistance as with regard to the completion of its own forms.
(B) Each agency coordinator shall be responsible for training all employees and other persons assigned by the agency to work on voter registration activities, or shall arrange for its employees to receive such training, and shall provide such employees and other persons with instructional materials on voter registration to be supplied to each agency by the secretary of state. Each agency shall provide ongoing training for its employees involved in the agency's voter registration program.
(C) Employees and other persons working on voter assistance activities for an agency shall not:
(1) Directly or indirectly seek to influence a consumer's political preference or party enrollment.
(2) Make any statement to a consumer or take any action, the purpose or effect of which is, to discourage the consumer from registering to vote; or
(3) Make any statement to a consumer or take any action, the purpose of effect or which is, to lead the consumer to believe that a decision to register or not to register has any bearing on the availability of services or benefits.
(D) Upon receipt of a completed registration form the employee shall note, in indelible ink, the date such form was received by the agency. The date notation or stamp shall be of such nature or placed in a location that maintains as confidential, to any member of the public who may request and receive access to the registration form, the identity of the agency through which a person registered.
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/08/2013 and 01/12/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3501.05(U)
Rule Amplifies: 3501.05(R), 3503.10
Prior Effective Dates: 12/22/94 (Emer.), 5/27/95