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Ohio Supreme Court Denies Libertarian Ballot Access

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Ohio's top court has denied a libertarian party candidate access to the May 6th primary ballot
April 3, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied a request from a Libertarian candidate who was seeking to force the state’s elections chief to place his name on primary ballots.

Libertarians Fight Order To Remove Them From Ballot

Charlie Earl (eft) and Steven Linnaberry say they have filed a legal challenge to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling that both should be removed from the May primary ballot.
10, 2014

Two Libertarians being removed from Ohio’s May primary ballot have filed a legal challenge against the state.

Changes To Early Voting, Absentee Ballot Applications Clear House

Republican House Speaker William Batchelder cut off debate on both bills over objections from Democrats — some of whom stood to demand that the discussion be allowed to continue.
20, 2014

Bills to shorten Ohio’s early voting period and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications have cleared the Ohio House.

Elections Chief Says 17 Non-Citizens Voted In 2012 Election

Husted says improved online voter registration could avert future cases, because prospective voters must provide a drivers' license number that could be checked for citizenship status.
December 18, 2013

Ohio’s top election official says 17 noncitizens voted illegally in the battleground state in last year’s presidential election, and another 274 are registered but did not vote.

State To Let Businesses File More Paperwork Online

All entities doing business in Ohio are required to register with the Secretary of State's office if they operate under a title other than a person's name.
4, 2013

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is launching a new initiative to let businesses file more required state paperwork online.

Ohio Proposal Would Allow Online Voter Registration

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A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that would allow online voter registration. A similar bill was repealed in 2011 because some state lawmakers raised questions about information protection.
August 9, 2013

Some state lawmakers may be hoping third time is a charm as it relates to online voter registration. For the third time in three years, online voter registration is up for debate.

Federal Judge Extends Provisional Ballot Ruling

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August 5, 2013

A federal judge ruled this morning that the agreement ensures that election officials count votes cast provisionally when voters use the last four digits of their Social Security numbers.

Well-Known Democrat Announces Run For Secretary Of State

Democrat Nina Turner announced her decision Monday at an event in Cleveland.
1, 2013

Dem. State Senator Nine Turner has been a state senator since 2008 and is known for the passionate style of her floor speeches. Before that, she was the first black woman to represent Ward 1 on the Cleveland City Council.

State GOP Leaders Want Borges’ Tax Issues Resolved By Friday

Matt Borges, pictured here with 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, says his tax problems came after a home sale was improperly reported as income.
April 23, 2013

Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he’s accrued before Friday’s election.

Ohio Says 450 Votes Under Scrutiny From ’12 Election

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More than 100 votes in the 2012 Presidential election have been turned over to law enforcement for investigation.
March 29, 2013

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a total of 450 votes in the 2012 election have come under scrutiny and just more than a quarter of them were turned over to law enforcement for investigation.