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Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Ohio Officials: Some Ballots Reported Incorrect May Be Right

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio say some of the nearly 50,000 absentee ballots reported last week to be incorrect may have been correct after all, but replacement ballots will be sent to all of the affected voters in the county that is home to the state’s capital and largest city. Franklin County officials… Read More

Absentee voters can drop off their election ballots in this box on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Ohio Already Approaching Record Level Of Absentee Ballot Requests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — More than twice as many absentee applications have been received from Ohio voters than at this point four years ago, when a record number of early votes were cast in a presidential election in Ohio. Secretary of State Frank LaRose reports just under 1.8 million applications have been mailed… Read More

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Ohio Absentee Ballot Order Halted To Allow Expedited Appeal


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has halted a judge’s order directing Ohio’s elections chief to allow voters to apply for absentee ballots for the November presidential election by electronic means, including by fax or email, something sought by Democrats in the pivotal swing state. The appeals court Saturday halted Friday’s preliminary injunction pending… Read More

A poll worker helps a voter to a machine at Franklin County's early voting center in Columbus on Sunday, March 15. In-person voting for the March 17 primary was cancelled the next day and the mail-in deadline was extended to April 28.

There’s A Way To Track Your Ballot In Ohio Other Than Illegally “Voting Twice”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — In North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump told voters to cast a ballot by mail then go to vote in person later. He says if they are declined the right to vote, they’ll know their mail-in ballot counted. But it is illegal for voters in Ohio to do that. Jen Miller… Read More

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Ohio Elections Chief Seeks Money For Absentee Applications

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Ohio’s elections chief is asking state lawmakers to set aside more than $1 million for his office to send unsolicited absentee-ballot applications to voters in the next presidential election. The funding request comes after the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed a law last year tightening control over such mailings in the swing state. The law bars… Read More