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Kentuckians Can Verify Restoration of Voting Rights Online

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new effort to help Kentucky residents determine if they’re among the nonviolent felons now qualified to vote. The website unveiled Wednesday features a searchable database. It lets people find out if their voting rights were restored. It’s a followup to the executive order Beshear signed… Read More

The old I Voted sticker in Ohio

Voter Rights Group Pitches Ballot Initiative as “Popular Across Political Spectrum”

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The coalition pushing constitutional protections for voter rights is one step closer to circulating their petition for signatures and they’re pitching the potential ballot measure as something that can have widespread support. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) approved the petition language for the proposed “Secure and Fair Elections Amendment.” The ballot initiative would create automatic voter… Read More

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

Voting Rights Advocates File New Petition for Ballot Measure

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A collection of voting rights advocates have delivered a revised petition to state officials in hopes of putting their issue on the November ballot, which would expand voter registration and solidify early voting. Supporters of the “Secure and Fair Elections” amendment turned in a second draft of their petition, after the Ohio attorney general rejected… Read More

Sen. Brown Takes On Voter Rolls With Proposed Legislation

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Ohio’s top Democratic elected official is fighting the state’s process when it comes to scratching voters off the rolls. The new bill from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving Ohio’s voter roll cleanup process. It states no voter should be kicked off the rolls just because they failed to cast a… Read More