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Vendor Says Ohio, Pennsylvania Ballot Backlogs Caught Up

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The vendor responsible for the printing and mailing of 2.4 million delayed ballots across Ohio and Pennsylvania says it is all caught up. Cleveland-based Midwest Direct said in a statement Tuesday that extra staff, expanded hours and added equipment were required to meet the “staggering volume of mail-in ballot requests for… Read More

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Vendor Blames Higher Than Expected Demand For Delayed Mail-In Ballots

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A direct mail company that’s been hired to print and distribute absentee ballots to Ohioans who requested them has not been able to get them to voters as fast as was promised. Midwest Direct was hired by 20 Ohio counties to print and distribute ballots, but tens of thousands have not yet been sent out…. Read More

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.

Some Ohio Voters Report Receiving Damaged Ballots

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans who have been waiting for their mail-in ballots are starting to open up their postal boxes to find them. But some might be in less than perfect condition. Columbus resident Sarah Mill says she was tracking her and her husband’s mail-in ballots online so she knew they were in… Read More

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Court Rules More Ballot Drop Boxes Could Be Installed For November Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A Franklin County Common Pleas Court has ruled additional drop boxes can be installed prior to the November election if Secretary of State Frank LaRose wants them. Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper says the ruling is a win for voters who don’t want to mail their ballots and  live far away… 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

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

WATCH: How Election Officials And USPS Handle Mail-In Ballots

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The pandemic is pushing more voters to cast ballots by mail. While most evidence shows that voting fraud is extremely rare, President Trump has been claiming the opposite. Now he’s criticizing the idea of more funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which congressional Democrats say is needed to support the increase… Read More