Voting Rights

Mailbag: You’ve got questions about the election, we’ve got answers

BY: - September 17, 2020

The Erwin family in Southern Ohio came up with the corniest way to encourage voting this fall. That’s a literal assessment. The family’s corn maze features a map of Ohio with the words “VOTE! 2020” etched into the design. A presidential election corn maze is about the most Ohio thing I can think of. Speaking […]

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LaRose: Each county to have one ballot drop box this fall

BY: - August 13, 2020

Ohio’s 88 counties will each have one ballot drop box available to use for the General Election, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced Wednesday. LaRose made the directive to all county boards of elections.  At a news conference on Wednesday, LaRose said he had asked the Ohio Attorney General’s office for legal insight as to […]

Voting by mail gains traction, but advocates warn it’s not ‘a panacea’

BY: - April 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the COVID-19 virus continues to sweep the country, voting rights advocates are demanding Congress fully fund a national vote-by-mail program so people aren’t forced to choose between their health and their right to vote. But for large swaths of the population, voting by mail isn’t a viable option. The voting debacle in […]

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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

BY: - December 7, 2019

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — breaking party ranks to vote for the […]