The suburban ranch-style home in Ohio where humor writer Erma Bombeck launched her nationally syndicated column has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Secretary of State: No Unsolicited Absentee Ballots
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.