(ONN) – At the Ohio Statehouse, a bill was recently introduced by a Democrat from Columbus that aims to keep the state’s election workers safe by keeping their personal information such as home addresses private.
State Senator Bill DeMora wants to protect election workers from any type of threat or intimidation.
DeMora says he was shocked to hear how common it is for poll workers to be threatened, adding that the bill has support from people on both sides of the aisle.
If passed, it would not go into effect until the next election.
Senate Bill 173 would hide the address information of election workers, the same way people like police officers and judges have their addresses shielded from the public.