ohio secretary of state

Few tight races in Ohio, but ballots still to be counted

BY: - November 11, 2022

Most races in Ohio have enough votes to make them definitive (though election results are still unofficial), but for any races that might be close enough, there are still some ballots to be counted. As state law dictates, if a voter goes to a polling place on election day, but their eligibility is in question, […]

Ohio Republicans sweep reelections of attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican incumbents won the day in races for Ohio’s attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer, according to unofficial general election results. Attorney General Dave Yost fought back attacks for his role in the abortion ban now indefinitely blocked in Ohio, and reports of a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled out of state for […]

One week out, early in-person voting keeps growing while mail voting lags

BY: - November 3, 2022

With just one week until Election Day, early vote figures show a modest increase overall compared to the last midterm cycle. Continuing a trend, big jumps in early in-person voting are compensating for declining absentee ballot requests. At most recent count, 1.24 million voters have requested their ballots early either absentee or through early in-person […]

Early vote figures paint a muddled picture

BY: - October 28, 2022

The latest early voting figures from the Secretary of State’s office show a modest 1.8% increase compared to this point in the last midterm cycle. But there’s an interesting shift happening within those numbers. Absentee ballot requests make up the lion’s share of the more than 1 million ballots cast or requested. They lag 2018 […]

COMMENTARY

The important role of secs. of state in administering fair elections is changing. Not in a good way

BY: - October 24, 2022

By Thom Reilly, Arizona State University The state officials who administer fair, accessible and secure elections have historically operated quietly without garnering much public attention. Elections happen, votes are counted, the winners are declared and democracy moves on. But since 2020, secretaries of state and other state officials who oversee elections have come under increasing […]

Election-denying Secretary of State candidate asks state supreme court to allow ‘election observers’

BY: - October 18, 2022

An Ohio Secretary of State candidate who denied the validity of the 2020 election has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to compel the use of election observers in the November election. Terpsehore Maras, a podcaster who has also espoused QAnon conspiracy theories, filed a lawsuit against incumbent Secretary of State Frank LaRose, hoping to compel […]

Ohio Supreme Court goes against Secretary of State, allows election-denier on ballot

BY: - September 21, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — A QAnon conspiracy theorist and election-denier who had been barred by […]

Conspiracy theory podcaster barred from running for Ohio Secretary of State

BY: - September 1, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. A conspiracy theory podcaster and election-denier has been barred from running for […]

Ohio Supreme Court sides with Sec. of State in candidacy case impacting August primary

BY: - July 19, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously sided with Secretary of State Frank LaRose in denying a candidate a place on the August primary ballot, and refusing more time for candidates to file for the primary. The decision means candidacy declarations filed after May 4 won’t be accepted for the primary, and write-in candidates who filed after […]

Local election workers tell secretary of state they can’t be ‘complicit in illegitimate elections’

BY: - June 2, 2022

A group of election precinct officials have sent a letter to the Ohio Secretary of State say they “cannot defend democracy” when the Ohio Redistricting Commission, including Secretary of State Frank LaRose, aren’t doing the same, they say. Election workers in 23 counties signed on to a letter asking the commission and LaRose to heed […]

May primary continues for other races as state legislative district chaos continues

BY: - April 20, 2022

Voting for the races in the May 3 primary is still going on, despite uncertainty concerning legislative maps. The primary ballot for May will include races for governor, attorney general, auditor of state, secretary of state, treasurer of state, Ohio Supreme Court and congressional races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, along with […]

Secretary of State to oversee Franklin County elections board

BY: - November 10, 2021

State officials are stepping in to oversee the board of elections in Ohio’s most populous county after a voter reported being able to vote twice to the secretary of state’s office. A review turned up two other instances that look similar. None of those votes will be included when the final results are certified, and […]