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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

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

Proposed Ballot Initiative Change Requires Involvement From More Counties

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A resolution seems to be gaining momentum in the Ohio House that would change the process for putting a constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot. Rep. Kyle Koehler (R-Springfield) wants to keep the total amount of signatures at the same threshold but require more of those signatures to come from more Ohio counties. To put… Read More

GOP Official: Ohio Election on St. Patrick’s Day Would be OK

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican who is Ohio’s elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick’s Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the still-unsettled state budget. The proposed move from March 10 to March 17 drew objections from some Democratic lawmakers, particularly from the Cleveland… Read More

Ohio Files Motion To Block Court From Throwing Out Congressional Map

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Ohio’s Attorney General filed a motion Monday to block a federal court decision throwing out the state’s congressional map. A three-judge panel last Friday ruled that Ohio’s map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by June 14. Attorney General Dave Yost asked for a stay of the decision while he appeals the ruling to… Read More

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

Outreach To Re-Register Voters Gets Only 540, Costs Almost Twice What Was Expected

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A project to reach out to 270,000 people deleted from the voting rolls only brought in a few hundred of them. And it also cost a lot more than expected. In February, Secretary of State Frank LaRose said his office would send registration forms to thousands removed for six years of not voting and not responding to… Read More

Secretary Of State Still Awaiting Final Results On Returned Registrations From Deleted Voters

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Today is the first day of early voting for the May primary – which means yesterday was the last day to register to vote. And though turnout in off-year primaries is especially low, there may be those who will try to vote but find they’ve been removed from the rolls. In February, Secretary of State… Read More