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A voter shows her absentee ballot to Franklin County Board of Elections Director Ed Leonard (left) before putting it in the ballot drop box on the last day of weekend early voting before the March 2020 primary.

Near Record Number of Voters Registered In Ohio For 2020 Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are now more registered voters in Ohio than in the last dozen years, but the total didn’t set a record. There are 8,073,417 registered voters in Ohio as of the close of voter registration a week ago – a higher total than in any year since the record of… Read More

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Some Ohioans Might Hit A Snag With Online Voter Registration. Here’s How To Deal With It.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans have just a few more days to register to vote if they want to cast a ballot in this year’s elections. Most people can go online to register but that might not be as easy for college students or others who move often. When you register to vote online,… Read More

Secretary of State Frank LaRose joins Seventh Son Brewery and Rhinegeist Brewery for new collaboration toast

Ohio Toasts New Voter Registration Initiative With Craft Breweries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the state’s top elections official, is working with craft breweries to help increase the number of registered voters in Ohio. He says this is just one way to reach eligible voters. More than 30 craft breweries in Ohio are working with the initiative to ramp up… Read More

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Kentucky Democrats File Lawsuit Over Voter ‘Inactive List’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Democratic Party contends in a new lawsuit that the State Board of Elections placed 175,000 registered voters on an “inactive list,” possibly infringing on their right to vote. Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Ben Self said in a statement the party determined the lawsuit was necessary to prevent “unfair burdens”… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Ohio Releases List of 183,000 Cancelled Voter Registrations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief is urging voters to see if they’re among almost 183,000 registrations canceled as part of the state’s voter rolls maintenance. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the process is incomplete, but he released the searchable list Friday so that affected voters still have time to register by the Oct…. Read More

Voters cast their ballot early at the Franklin County Board of Elections last November.

More Threatened Voter Registrations Under Review in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren’t improperly deleted. Cleveland.com reports Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office undertook the review after Democratic state legislative staffers said they’d identified another flaw in the state’s system for… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio’s Top Elections Official Wants Automatic Voter Registration

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Ohio’s top elections official says it’s already easy to vote in Ohio but he says wants to make it even easier. Here’s what he wants to do. Right now, when you get your Ohio driver’s license, you can register to vote or update your registration. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose is asking a bipartisan group of… Read More