Next time you need information on where and how to vote in Portage County, you can say a little bird told you.
The Portage County Board of Elections has launched a Twitter account, joining a small group of election officials using the service in Ohio.
“Right now, only three other Ohio Boards of Elections — Cuyahoga, Franklin, and Summit counties — are active on Twitter,” Director Faith Lyon said.  “This really is a cutting edge tool, and gives us a new way to bring information from our website about registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot directly to voters.”
Twitter users can find the Board of Elections @PortageOHBOE.
In addition to linking to website information, the board will use its Twitter account to post meeting notices, recruit election workers, and notify voters of last-minute changes that impact voting hours and locations.  
“Using Twitter will allow us reach voters where they are with up-to-the-minute information,” Deputy Director Brad Cromes added.  “We think it will help engage more people in the process — particularly young people — and give us a low-cost way of helping folks get informed and exercise their right to vote.”
In addition to frequent updates on voting, the account will feature information for local candidates, and provide a conduit to information from state and federal election agencies like the Ohio Secretary of State’s office and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.