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A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Ohio Secretary Of State Allowing Limited Drop Boxes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is allowing more drop boxes but they are must be on the property of local boards of elections. Late Friday, an appeals court said LaRose could and should allow the addition of more drop boxes but didn’t order him to add them. Now, LaRose… Read More

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

An Update On The Battle Over Drop Boxes In Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With under two weeks to go before early voting begins, two courts are still considering the arguments over whether Ohio’s counties will be allowed to have more than one ballot drop box. The 10th District Court of Appeals is considering whether Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order to allow only one… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Limit Of 1 Ballot Box Per County Reaches Ohio Appeals Court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer for the Ohio Democratic Party says Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s evolving public statements and erratic actions prior to issuing a directive limiting ballot drop boxes to one per county prove his order is not reasonable. The lawyer made the remarks before a three-judge panel of a state… Read More

Drop box behind Delaware County Bd of Elections

Ohio, GOP Defend Limit On Ballot Drop Boxes To 1 Per County

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Republican groups including the Trump campaign are defending a GOP election chief’s directive limiting ballot drop boxes in the critical presidential battleground to one per county. They told an appellate court in filings Monday that a county judge overstepped his authority when he blocked it. The Ohio Republican Party… Read More

Drop box behind Delaware County Bd of Elections

Decision To Not Add New Ballot Drop Boxes Draws Controversy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Counties will have just one ballot drop box for this upcoming fall election, according to a decision announced by Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose. But heated and mostly partisan debate continues over the decision, especially given changes being made right now by the United States Postal Service. In… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

LaRose Prohibits Additional Ballot Drop Boxes For Presidential Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse) — With less than 12 weeks before the presidential election, Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R-Ohio) is sending out the rules all boards of elections must follow, including a decision to only allow one ballot drop box for each county. LaRose, Ohio’s top elections official, says voters will only have one drop box… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

Could Additional Ballot Drop Boxes Prevent Lines On Election Day?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Groups representing voters say they fear possible consolidation of polling places this November due to coronavirus concerns will lead to long lines, similar to those many Ohioans experienced when they voted in 2004. The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party is recommending using more drop boxes. Ballot drop boxes look… Read More