Library to Host Election Security Sessions with Local Election Experts

YOUNGSTOWN—As secure elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) is hosting a series of programs in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown (LWVGY) to help residents learn how elections work in Mahoning County.  


The Mahoning County Board of Elections (BOE) will share information on how votes are collected, counted, and secured through the entire voting process and answer questions from participants. The BOE will also host their Board Meeting, which is open to the public, on September 13 at Main Library as well as a Mock Election to further help showcase the entire voting process.  

The sessions will take place across the county at the following locations, dates, and times:  


Location  Address  Date  Time 
Sebring  195 W Ohio Ave., Sebring, OH 44672  September 1  11 AM 
Austintown  600 S. Raccoon Rd., Youngstown, OH 44515  September 7  11 AM 
Campbell  436 Struthers-Coitsville Rd., Lowellville, OH 44436  September 8  10 AM 
Boardman  7680 Glenwood Ave., 
Youngstown, OH 44512 
September 12  2 PM 
Main  305 Wick Ave., 
Youngstown, OH 
September 13  2:30 PM (Board Meeting and Mock Election) 
TriLakes  13820 Mahoning Ave., North Jackson, OH 44451  September 15  4 PM 
Canfield  43 W Main St., Canfield, OH 44406  September 20  6 PM 
East  430 Early Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505  September 22  4 PM 
Michael Kusalaba  2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509  September 26  11 AM 
Newport  3730 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44507  September 28  2 PM 
Poland  311 S Main St., Poland, OH 44514  October 4  6 PM 
Struthers  95 Poland Ave., Struthers, OH 44471  October 6  2 PM 
Springfield  10418 Main St., New Middletown, OH 44442  October 12   11 AM 


Library patrons can register to vote at library locations. The last day to register to vote in the Ohio primary election is October 11.  


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Learn more about the LWVGY on their website.  

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has served the Mahoning Valley since 1880 when the Youngstown Library Association was officially created. With 15 branches across Mahoning County, including our Main Library in downtown Youngstown, the PLYMC is well known for signature services and programs like Summer Discovery and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The mission and values of PLYMC to “connect, inspire, and enrich” position the Library to serve our communities by preparing children for kindergarten, promoting early literacy, assisting job seekers, connecting Valley residents to technology, and providing resources for small businesses.      


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