ballot drop boxes

Cherry bombs in drop boxes? Elections officials say Ohio boxes are secure

BY: - May 27, 2021

Ohio lawmakers are currently considering a number of changes to state elections law, with one of the proposals dealing with the use of ballot drop boxes. House Bill 294, known as the “Ohio Election Security and Modernization Act,” would prohibit counties from placing drop boxes anywhere besides at the boards of elections offices. Voters would […]

Ohio bill would require hundreds of ballot drop boxes be installed across state

BY: - March 19, 2021

Democratic lawmakers want to increase voter drop box access throughout the state of Ohio, proposing to install hundreds of boxes for future elections. State Reps. Bride Rose Sweeney, D-Cleveland, and Michele Lepore-Hagan, D-Youngstown, believe the additional drop boxes will make voting more convenient for Ohioans seeking to cast absentee ballots. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, […]

Here is where to drop off your Ohio absentee ballot

BY: - October 20, 2020

Absentee voting has begun in Ohio, with ballots getting mailed out to those who request them and early voting centers open each day for the next few weeks. Those receiving absentee ballots have two choices for returning them: mailing the completed ballot back to the county board of elections office, or visiting their county’s office […]

Mailbag: We might not know who won Ohio on Election Day. Here’s why.

BY: - October 15, 2020

There is Supreme Court confirmation drama underway in Washington, D.C., but the necessity of reading the Ohio Capital Journal is a well-established super-precedent. It’s time for the Mailbag:  Got a question about Ohio politics or the elections? Send them to [email protected] or tweet them to @tylerjoelb. Do mail-in votes and in-person early votes both start […]

Ohio election officials secretly consulted promoter of debunked voting fraud fears

BY: and - September 25, 2020

This story was originally published by ProPublica. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive their biggest stories as soon as they’re published. After Black union workers petitioned the state for more secure ballot drop boxes, a top Ohio election official called Hans von Spakovsky, a leading purveyor of discredited […]