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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose - Safe At Home Program

November 24, 2021 Matt Starr Season 1 Episode 10
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose - Safe At Home Program
Show Notes

Ohio Secretary of State, Frank LaRose, joins Mayor Matt to discuss the Safe At Home Program through the State.  The Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program  was created by Substitute House Bill 359 (131st General Assembly)  to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery by shielding their personal information from public record and providing them with a safe and secure way to participate in our democratic process.

The substitute address is intended to help program participants shield their address  from public records. Additionally, Safe at Home allows a program participant who is eligible to vote to register without his/her voter registration record appearing in public voter registration lists, and to vote absentee without his/her residence address being compromised.

Victims must apply in person to participate in the program only through a certified Application Assistant. An Application Assistant is defined in the law as “…an employee or volunteer at an agency or organization that serves victims of domestic violence, menacing by stalking, human trafficking, trafficking in persons, rape, or sexual battery who has received training and certification from the secretary of state to help individuals complete applications to be program participants.” (R.C. 111.41(A))

Contact information at the Secretary of State is at: