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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has ruled inmates awaiting trial must be given the same voting rights as other Ohio citizens. The Columbus Dispatch reports U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson ruled this week in a 2018 lawsuit filed against Ohio’s secretary of state by two Montgomery County inmates. The lawsuit argues state… Read More
Despite unanswered questions about security and transparency, mobile voting pilots aimed at overseas and military voters move forward in a number of states.
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
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Republican Party is paying a $100,000 civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission for improperly funding a 2014 voter turnout database built by the company of an ally of then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Cleveland.com reports an agreement announced last week cites the party for using almost $490,000 in non-federal funds for a… Read More
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
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
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
Under this agreement between the ACLU of Ohio and Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office, those voters who have recently been removed from the rolls will be able to vote after all. The Legal Director for the ACLU of Ohio, Freda Levenson, says voters who cast a provisional ballot in any of these elections will… Read More
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
Congress so far hasn’t used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.