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Ohio lawmaker seeks to protect voter education programs with new bill

BY: - August 2, 2021

A Cleveland lawmaker is hoping to protect voter outreach programs that may be in danger of being outlawed in future Ohio elections. The state budget approved earlier this summer includes a number of provisions that voting rights advocates have characterized as anti-democratic. Among them is a prohibition on election officials collaborating with any nongovernmental entity […]

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Some voter education programs may be in jeopardy due to new Ohio law

BY: - July 16, 2021

With Ohio searching for more poll workers during the pandemic last year, Secretary of State Frank LaRose had to get creative. Ohioans needed their hair cut after being indoors for months. And, perhaps just as much, they wanted to go out again for drinks. So LaRose announced two new programs meant to spur voter registration […]

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How national voting rights bill would impact Ohio’s election system

BY: - March 9, 2021

As state legislatures across the country consider how to alter their election systems, Democrats in Congress are pushing for nationwide reforms they say would make voting more accessible to all Americans.  Several of the changes outlined in House Resolution 1 are already in place here in Ohio. Groups making up the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition […]

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 […]

Here’s what is being proposed in Ohio for the 2020 General Election

BY: - May 27, 2020

What will this November’s General Election look like? Should Ohio allow in-person voting, or instead opt for an all-vote-by-mail system as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic? These are the questions being pondered by Ohio politicians from both parties, as well as a number of voter rights groups in the state. The election […]

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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 […]