Secretary of State: No Unsolicited Absentee Ballots

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says many counties boards of elections have struggled with how to handle the issue.(Photo: ProgressOhio (Flickr))
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says many counties boards of elections have struggled with how to handle the issue.(Photo: ProgressOhio (Flickr))

Ohio’s top elections chief is banning county officials from sending voters unsolicited absentee ballot applications ahead of Election Day.

The move by Secretary of State Jon Husted on Monday comes as several county boards of elections have struggled over whether to send out applications. A spokesman for the Republican Husted says he wanted to provide clear guidance to boards, and issued the directive to the state’s 88 counties in order to have uniformity.

Boards in Ohio’s larger, urban, which tend to vote more Democratic, have typically sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications to registered voters. Some included return postage with ballots.

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  • sandtownmom

    Okay….so the voting times are changing from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. making it extremely difficult for some people to vote. Polling stations don’t have to tell you where to vote if you go to the wrong place. Early voting times and places are being shortened and restricted. Now its no early send-offs of the absentee ballots. This republican party is terrified of losing the presidential election, AGAIN. This state has got to get rid of this administration in power here. Kasich and his goons are killing us.