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More than 140 groups oppose effort to limit citizen changes to Ohio Constitution

BY: - November 30, 2022

More than 140 groups representing voters, teachers, the faith community, and good government on Tuesday had a message for Secretary of State Frank LaRose and GOP lawmakers: Any attempt to make it harder for voters to amend the state Constitution will be unpopular, expensive, and likely unsuccessful. Representatives of some of those groups gathered at […]

Ohio Republicans launch effort to make citizen-led amendments harder to pass for voters

BY: - November 18, 2022

Lawmakers raised two ideas Thursday with massive implications for Ohio voters. One is an initiative requiring citizen-led constitutional amendments gain a 60% supermajority at the ballot for passage, the other is a House bill aimed at rewriting the underlying infrastructure of how the state conducts elections. State Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Ashville, joined Ohio Secretary of […]

Ohio Supreme Court strikes down congressional maps for second time

BY: - July 19, 2022

For the second time, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected a map for congressional districts in the state. The court ruled that the map violated the constitution by favoring one political party over another irrespective of election results across the state. “We hold that the March 2 plan unduly favors the Republican Party and disfavors the […]

Court challengers push contempt charges against redistricting commission

BY: - April 27, 2022

Anti-gerrymandering groups are again asking the Ohio Supreme Court to determine if the Ohio Redistricting Commission should be held in contempt, and to force the commission to meet by the end of the week to redraw legislative maps. The ACLU, on behalf of several groups including the League of Women Voters of Ohio and the […]

Redistricting deadlines have no ‘teeth,’ advocates pessimistic

BY: - October 19, 2021

With less than two weeks before the next congressional redistricting deadline, anti-gerrymandering groups are still in the dark on progress of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, and aren’t hopeful the deadline will be met. “Nobody has really been able to get an understanding of the calendar,” said J. Collin Marozzi, policy strategist for the ACLU of […]


Today’s Inanity: Bill Seitz threatening to attack voters out of spite

BY: - June 3, 2021

Voting is the most fundamental freedom and important tool citizens of a constitutional republic have to hold their elected representatives responsible for faithfully representing their best interests. But state Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township, is threatening to make election law changes even more restrictive for voters, apparently out of spite. From the Cincinnati Enquirer (subscribers […]

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Voting advocates finding common ground on election reform, with one exception

BY: - May 14, 2020

There is plenty that Ohio leaders and voting advocates agree on when it comes to forming a plan for the November general election. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose and voter rights groups agree, for example, that absentee ballot requests should be available on the internet instead of just through the mail. They also agree […]

After confusing primary, advocates and leaders begin planning for fall election

BY: - May 6, 2020

Ohio’s lengthy, unpredictable primary election finally concluded last week.  Now the fight is on to determine how the November general election will proceed. That will be an election with a presidential race and other hot ticket items on the ballot, leading to a much larger turnout compared to the election held primarily through the mail […]

Some groups are educating Ohio voters about the primary voting system. Others are fighting it.

BY: - April 1, 2020

Time is of the essence.  Civic groups in Ohio are split between promoting the 2020 primary election system put in place by the General Assembly and fighting for a better one. With the mail-only absentee ballot deadline now officially set, some advocate groups are getting to work educating voters about the multi-step process. It’s not […]

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New Ohio House bill would allow judges to include party affiliation on ballot

BY: - December 31, 2019

A House Bill introduced during the holiday break would allow judges to run under party affiliation, which the sponsors of the bill say would allow voters to have more information about the candidates. House Bill 460 would allow judges races to become partisan in a general election, as opposed to the non-partisan ballot which also […]