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As young voters, we have the power to decide Ohio’s future

BY: - November 5, 2022

Following a term that saw the U.S. Supreme Court hand off the legality of abortion and other key issues to the states, Ohio courts have never been more decisive. In the coming year, our state Supreme Court could rule on everything from the future of abortion access to the preservation of LGBTQ+ rights and the […]

Gen-Z voters worry about possible age restrictions if Ohio Issue 2 is passed

BY: - November 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. Issue 2 on Ohio’s 2022 general election ballot is worrying some Gen-Z voters, due to […]

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Young voters are more likely to skip midterm elections than presidential races

BY: - October 28, 2022

By Jan Leighley, American University School of Public Affairs Midterm elections typically have lower voter turnout than presidential elections, but there is another crucial difference beyond just how many people vote: how old they are. If past turnout patterns hold in 2022’s midterm election, most demographic groups will be represented as much as they are […]

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The right to vote is not in the Constitution

BY: - October 19, 2022

If you’re looking for the right to vote, you won’t find it in the United States Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Two of the most important cases at the Supreme Court this year address voting rights, and both legal controversies focus on the right to vote. But rather than denials of the right to […]

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With Roe headed to the states, every vote this fall matters

BY: - July 1, 2022

Ever since she was old enough for me to tell her anything, I’ve been telling my daughter that she could grow up to be whatever she wants to be, that no obstacle, big or small, would ever stand in her way. I’ve told her that she’ll set her own destiny — that she’ll write the […]

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting.

BY: - May 2, 2022

Florida authorities arrested a Black man while he was staying in a homeless shelter and charged him with voting illegally in a case tied to Republicans’ drive to root out election fraud. But Kelvin Bolton’s arrest raises questions about the rollout of Amendment 4, passed by Florida voters in 2018 to restore voting rights to […]

Ohio law would tighten voter requirements, require photo ID

BY: - April 11, 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 proposed law would require Ohio voters to show photo identification […]