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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

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

National Popular Vote Movement Gets Pushback From Conservatives

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A group is working to put before Ohio voters a constitutional amendment requiring the state’s presidential electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote. But a conservative group is pushing back on that idea. Democratic candidates and groups around the country have suggested abolishing the electoral college. But Rob Walgate with the… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Electoral College Reform Supporters Start Ballot Effort In Ohio

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A group has filed paperwork to allow voters to join a national effort to get rid of electoral votes and award the presidency to the candidate who actually gets the most votes. Attorney General Dave Yost has certified the ballot language summary. Now it’s up to the Ballot Board to give the okay for a national group to begin… Read More

Making Election Day A Holiday? Statewide Officials Weigh In

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Ohio’s top elections official, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, says giving workers a day off for Election Day is an interesting idea, but he’s not convinced it’s the one and only solution. The city of Sandusky moved its paid city holiday from Columbus Day in October to Election Day. Local leaders said they wanted to prioritize that time as… Read More

Federal Lawsuit Filed Over State Ballot Initiative Process

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Residents of two local counties have joined others around the state in a federal civil rights lawsuit claiming elections officials have violated their right to put initiatives on the ballot. The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund filed the suit Friday in a U.S. District Court in Youngstown against Boards of Election in… Read More