Who is qualified to be an election official in Ohio?

Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner, released a directive recently that outlines minimal qualifications for Ohio election officials, and procedures for their selection. The qualifications are given for three areas: education (at least a high school or GED degree), election experience, and more general managerial experience. Moving to a world where there are clear standards for the selection of election officials is an excellent step, but we also should start a conversation about developing professional standards and certification programs for election officials at all levels of government.