The Accountancy Board of Ohio on July 29 announced it will allow general credits for CPAs serving as poll workers in 2020.
“The Accountancy Board is willing to support this effort by waiving the traditional approach to CPE and giving Ohio CPAs general CPE credit for serving as poll workers,” the ABO wrote in response to an inquiry by OSCPA. “While this is much more community service than learning, there are aspects to the role that involve a CPA’s expertise (ensuring independence, fairness, accuracy of a government process).”
To receive a total of 4.8 hours of general CPE, the CPA needs to take the training course and then serve all day as a poll worker. CPAs should make arrangements with their local board of elections to obtain confirmation of completion of both the training course and service of a full day as a poll worker to document participation.