Ohio voter ID

Changes to Ohio voter ID law will impact August 8 election. Here’s how

BY: - July 19, 2023

Early voting is ongoing for the upcoming Aug. 8 special election on Issue 1 that asks voters to make it harder to amend the Ohio Constitution by raising the threshold to 60%. To get to the ballot box, voters need to keep in mind changes made to voter ID laws last year, in a late-night […]

Red and blue state divide grows even wider in 2023’s top voting and election laws

BY: - June 27, 2023

Next year’s elections are still 16 months away. But for voters, perhaps the most important developments took place during the first half of this year — when states drafted and passed the legislation that will shape how those contests are run. “The rules that will govern the 2024 election are being written today,” said Megan […]

License amnesty program nets big gains for low-income drivers

BY: - May 16, 2023

Nearly a quarter-million Ohio drivers have taken advantage of a program started at the end of 2020 that is intended to reduce license-reinstatement fees or waive them altogether, the Ohio Poverty Law Center said Monday. The group released an analysis of the amnesty program, a bipartisan measure passed by the legislature. It found that nearly […]

A behind-the-scenes look at how Ohio enacted the most restrictive voter photo ID law in America

BY: - March 1, 2023

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 458 on Jan. 6, enacting what’s been called one of the most restrictive voter-ID laws in the country.  Public records obtained by the Ohio Capital Journal show how the law moved through the process, with lawmakers often ignoring moderation suggestions proposed by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office […]