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Appeals Court Upholds Early Voting Ruling, S.O.S. To Appeal Again

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September 25, 2014

Ohio’s elections chief says he wants the full appellate court to review a federal judge’s ruling that expands the swing state’s voting schedule this fall.

Early Voting Changes Go Before Federal Judge

Republican backers of the measures say Ohioans still have plenty of time to vote.
11, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and other civil rights groups are challenging a directive from the state’s elections chief that sets uniform voting times. They’re also seeking to overturn a law that eliminated days when residents can both register to vote and cast an early ballot.

Secretary Of State Orders Training For All Poll Workers

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says in a statement that about 40,000 poll workers are needed on Election Day, and his directive will ensure that all poll workers are ready for the Nov. 4 election.
23, 2014

The directive issued Tuesday by Secretary of State Jon Husted would require training for every poll worker this year, regardless of previous experience. That’s a change from current state law.

Ohio Elections Chief Sets New Early Voting Hours

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted sets early voting hours after a federal judge's order.
June 17, 2014

Ohio’s elections chief has issued new early voting hours for the final days before Election Day following a federal judge’s order last week.

Independent Voters To Protest Today’s Primary

May 6, 2014

Cynthia Capathios heads a group called Independent Ohio. She says she got involved because she was tired of being left out says she isn’t willing to sign up and is tired of feeling left out.

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.

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.

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.