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Republicans on Ohio Controlling Board reject prepaid postage for voters

BY: - September 14, 2020

A majority of Ohio Controlling Board members are not convinced there is a need to make voting by mail more convenient by prepaying for postage this fall.  They made that determination Monday at a meeting held digitally because of COVID-19 safety protocols — a Zoom conference which began just 45 minutes after news broke that […]

Fact-checking Trump’s claims on voting by mail and drop boxes

BY: - September 1, 2020

Sitting in his office above downtown Columbus, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose took to social media to set the record straight. He played a video clip that falsely implied Ohio mail-in ballots would be at risk of getting tossed aside by partisan postal workers. “Absolutely not true,” LaRose said, delving into a string of […]

Ohio Secretary of State sued by Kanye West campaign demanding Ohio candidacy

BY: - August 28, 2020

Ohio’s Secretary of State is being sued by Kanye West, who is attempting to compel the state’s elections chief to put his name on the November ballot. West and his running mate, Michelle Tidball, are listed as parties in court documents filed Wednesday with the Ohio Supreme Court, against Frank LaRose. West and Tidball are […]

Ohioans can use voter drop boxes in multiple ways this fall

BY: - August 26, 2020

Ohio voter drop boxes are shaping up to play an important role in the election process this fall. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties will feature one drop box and they can be used for more than just dropping off completed ballots. The 88 county boards of election offices must all have their drop boxes installed […]

Controlling Board gets update on absentee ballots, approved education, COVID-19 testing funding

BY: - August 25, 2020

The state’s controlling board has designated money for schools, election boards and COVID-19 testing, but members of those departments spent most of their time Monday answering questions on future plans. In their regular meeting, the legislative body that distributes funding to governmental entities approved funding to train election precinct officials, and the distribution of CARES […]

Elections 2020: LaRose caught between advocates, inactive legislature

BY: - August 5, 2020

Voting rights advocates have identified several changes they believe would make it easier for Ohioans to vote this November. With time running out for the state legislature to enact laws impacting the 2020 General Election, these advocates are pleading for Secretary of State Frank LaRose to take action. LaRose is the statewide official who oversees […]

Voting rights groups recommends health safety measures for election

BY: - August 4, 2020

The Ohio Voting Rights Coalition urged state leaders on Monday to adopt its recommendations for safe in-person voting procedures leading up to the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In a letter to Secretary of State Frank LaRose, the group outlined six key measures endorsed by over 250 public health officials, voting rights and allied […]

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Yes, there’s an August election for some Ohioans. Here are the details.

BY: - June 30, 2020

With the primary election over with, voters are looking ahead to the high-profile presidential election this November. But not so fast. There will actually be an Aug. 4 special election held in a select number of communities around Ohio. These involve school districts, fire departments and in one case funding the expenses for a local […]

LaRose says Trump and Biden ‘need to stop’ questioning election integrity

BY: - June 24, 2020

Ohio’s top elections official has condemned both presidential candidates’ comments about the integrity of the 2020 election, saying they need to stop questioning “the integrity of our elections.” Secretary of State Frank LaRose named both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as culprits of spreading misinformation. “In Ohio we hold ourselves to the […]

Huge majorities of Ohioans support broad, convenient voting options

BY: - June 15, 2020

As the Ohio General Assembly considers how the November General Election will be conducted, Ohio voters are clear: They want many options to cast their votes and they want them made easy as possible. As primaries in Ohio, Georgia and elsewhere have demonstrated, conducting elections amid the coronavirus pandemic can be problematic. And even though […]

There is still time to register to vote in Ohio’s primary election. Here is how.

BY: - February 13, 2020

The primary election is approaching in Ohio, and there is still time to register to vote in that election. Voters who are already registered also have a short time left to update their addresses ahead of the March 17 primary. The deadline to register and to update registrations is Tuesday, Feb. 18. How to register […]

LaRose says Iowa caucus mishap would not happen in Ohio

BY: - February 4, 2020

Ohio’s top elections official has condemned those spreading “fear and anxiety” about the Iowa caucus results, adding that the state has a system in place that would prevent Monday evening’s mishaps from happening here. Secretary of State Frank LaRose made the comments in a short video posted to Twitter on Tuesday morning. He highlighted the […]