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

Ohio GOP Fined $100K for Improperly Funding Voter Database

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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

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

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

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

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

Attorney General Dave Yost

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 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