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ALERT Franklin County Emergency Notification System

from Board of Commissioners

ALERT Franklin County is a mass notification and warning system developed to quickly notify residents of weather emergencies, crime alerts, road closures and more.

You choose the community notifications and locations you want and how you want to receive them. Notifications can be received via text message, email, cell phone, home phone or work phone.

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts Website Address Has Changed

from Clerk of Courts

The Franklin County Clerk of Courts website address has changed to: Previously bookmarked pages will no longer function. Please update your bookmarks. We thank you for your cooperation.

Absentee Voting Begins Next Tuesday for General Election

from Board of Elections

Absentee voting for the general election begins next Tuesday, Oct. 6 with the start of early voting both in-person and by mail.

In-person early voting will be held at the board of elections located at 1700 Morse Road on the following schedule:

  • 8am to 5pm weekdays Oct. 6 to Oct. 23
  • 8am to 7pm weekdays Oct. 26 to Oct. 30
  • 8am to 4pm Saturday, Oct. 31
  • 1pm to 5 pm Sunday, Nov. 1
  • 8am to 2pm Monday, Nov. 2

Please note that there will be no in-person early voting Monday, Oct. 12 when the board of elections is closed for Columbus Day.

Those voting absentee by mail will need to apply for a ballot to receive one in the general election. Applications are available on our Web site or by calling the board of elections at 525-3100.

All ballots in Franklin County will show three statewide issues, countywide races for municipal court, tax levies for ADAMH-the county's alcohol, drug and mental health treatment organization-and for the Columbus Zoo. Local elections will be held for city, village and township offices, school board, various tax issues and liquor options.

Voters must be registered by Oct. 5 to be eligible for this election.

Mud & Madness at Metro Parks

from Metro Parks

Get ready for muddy fun and adventure at Metro Parks this autumn, at one (or all) of the three MUD & MADNESS AT METROPARKS events. You'll negotiate several natural and man-made obstacles as you take a 1- to 2-mile scenic route through the parks. Visit the Metro Parks website for more information and to register.

Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down

from Child Support Enforcement Agency

Franklin County, the City of Columbus, and the Greater Columbus Convention Center are sponsoring the Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down on October 20 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Greater Columbus Covention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Please see the event flyer for more information.

Deadline Approaches to Register for General Election

from Board of Elections

Less than one month remains to register for the general election. The deadline is Oct. 5.

Registration forms are available on the Web and at the following locations where they can be submitted:

  • Ohio Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus
  • Any public high school, vocational school or college
  • Agencies providing public assistance and disability programs
  • Franklin County Treasurer, 373 S. High Street, Columbus

Voters who have changed their name or address may need to update their registration by the deadline to vote a regular ballot in the general election. Changes may be made when registering in person or though the secretary of state's Web site

Registration is open to U.S. citizens living in Franklin County at least thirty days prior the election and who will be at least 18 years old by Election Day. The latest totals show more than 823,000 registered to vote in Franklin County.

Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District 2014 Annual Report

from Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District

A lot happened last year at Franklin Soil and Water (FSWCD)!

Take a look at the 2014 Annual Report for a breakdown of FSWCD by the numbers, an overview of the 2014 Annual Meeting, a progress report of GIS in Franklin County over the past 20 years, new programs that were introduced, and where FSWCD is going in the future!

Metro Parks Nature Print Contest 2015

from Metro Parks

The 2015 Nature Print Contest features 11 categories and is open to all amateur photographers. All print entries will be displayed at the four exhibits, but only those that are also provided digitally will be eligible for judging. Visit the Metro Parks website for rules, exhibit dates and locations, and an entry form.

FCCS Accent on Kids is Here

from Children Services

The fall 2015 issue of the Franklin County Children Services print publication, Accent on Kids, is here. Featured articles include:

  • Kinship Conference to Help Caregivers;
  • Former FCCS Youth Lobby on Capitol Hill; and
  • Community Partner Helps Human Trafficking Victims.

Click here to read the Accent on Kids Fall 2015 issue.

2015 Franklin County Road Map and Atlas Now Available

from Engineer

Road maps are free, Atlas is $1.00. Available at several locations. Visit the Franklin County Engineer's Office website to find out how to get the new editions.

Current Construction Projects and Road Improvement Updates

from Engineer

Visit the Franklin County Engineer's Office website to find out the status of current road improvements occuring in Franklin County.

Franklin County Children Services Parenting Tip: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

from Children Services

A car can be an extremely dangerous place for a child who has been left alone, even if only for a few minutes. Ensure that your child remains safe by taking extra precautions. Click here to view a printable parenting tip flyer on this subject.