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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.

DeWine Says Ohio’s Vote-By-Mail System Is Safe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio officials say the state’s vote-by-mail process is safe and not corrupt, in contrast to President Donald Trump’s recent comments during a press briefing and on Twitter. Trump called mail-in voting “horrible” and “corrupt,” saying there’s a “tremendous potential for voter fraud.” Voting is still open for those who haven’t cast a… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

With Coronavirus Peak Looming, West Virginia Delays Primary Election Until June 9

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With cases of the coronavirus expected to spike in West Virginia in the coming weeks, the state will delay its primary election. Gov. Jim Justice made the announcement at a Wednesday virtual news conference. The primary election had been scheduled for May 12. But with public health concerns heightened, Justice announced the primary will instead be… Read More

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters after session on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Voter Rights Groups File Challenge to Ohio Primary Absentee Extension

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The ACLU of Ohio has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio claiming the new absentee voting extension is “cumbersome.” The Ohio House and Ohio Senate set the absentee voting deadline at April 28 through HB197. This sets the end date of the primary much earlier than the June 2 date… Read More

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Several Polling Locations Change in Southeast Ohio Due to Coronavirus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced several polling places will be moved due to the threat of COVID-19 in the state. LaRose has directed all county boards of elections to change voting places that are located where senior citizens reside. Ohio’s primary election is Tuesday, March 17. Below are locations… Read More

Two polling places in downtown Cleveland near the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections were not moved for the March 17 primary, but 11 in the suburbs were.

Preparing for First-Ever St. Pat’s Primary Revealed Some Problems

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With Super Tuesday voting over, the focus will shift to the six states that will vote March 10, followed by Ohio and the three states that hold primaries on March 17. It’s the first time Ohio has voted on St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s created a few problems. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections director Tony… Read More