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A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Groups Begin Hunt For Voters Who Could Be Removed From Rolls After Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s Secretary of State has released the list of nearly 116,000 voter registrations that are in danger of being removed after the November election if those voters don’t vote or update their registration. Now it’s up to community groups to help find these voters. Several groups will try to… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio To Purge 120K Inactive Voters From Rolls Post-Election

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief says about 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be removed from state voter rolls after the November election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose says the purge is required under state and federal elections law. The voter registrations will be removed on Dec. 7. LaRose says the figure… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Boards Of Elections Start Removing Thousands Of Voter Registrations

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Secretary of State Frank LaRose says state law requires voter roll maintenance, but voting rights groups say they’re still worried eligible voters will be “purged” by mistake. Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted today by local boards of elections. Aaron Ockerman, the executive director of… Read More

Sharyn Rigsbee demonstrates special voting machine.

Judge Allows Purge of Voters from Ohio Rolls to Begin

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge says there should be no delay in purging 235,000 people from Ohio’s voter registration rolls. The Columbus Dispatch reports U.S. District Judge James Graham ruled Tuesday the Ohio Democratic Party is unlikely to prevail in its lawsuit to stop Secretary of State Frank LaRose from removing voters who haven’t cast… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Frank LaRose Wants To Modernize Voter Roll Removal Process

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Newly-sworn in Secretary of State Frank LaRose is already making his pitch to Ohio lawmakers for his biggest legislative priorities. Among the top issues, modernizing the voter removal process, which right now allows registrations to be removed after six years of inactivity. LaRose says he’s legally obligated to maintain an accurate voter list. But he… Read More