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ACLU, Others Sue Over Ohio’s Early Voting Rules

The American Civil Liberties Union and others sue Ohio's elections chief over voting limits.
May 1, 2014

Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union are suing Ohio’s elections chief over limits on when voters can cast an early ballot in the perennial battleground state.

Ohioans Can Start Voting For Contenders In May 6 Primary

Ohio voters can cast early ballots for the May primary.
1, 2014

Early voting begins Tuesday in the state. In-person voting hours are mostly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in all 88 counties. Voters also get the Saturday before Election Day to cast a ballot.

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.

A.G. Strikes Down “Voter Bill Of Rights” Over Ballot Language

The proposed amendment would expand early voting times on weekends and make other changes to election rules. It is supported by a coalition of black lawmakers, clergy and civil rights leaders.
February 14, 2014

Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected the petition for the proposed “Ohio Voters Bill of Rights” on Thursday, saying its summary was not a fair and truthful statement of the proposal.

Ohio Elections Chief Urges Online Registration

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted wants state lawmakers to approve online voter registration this year.
30, 2014

The state’s top elections official says online voter registration can be implemented in Ohio as soon as state lawmakers pass it.

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.

Live Blog: Columbus School Voters Loudly Say ‘No” To Levy

The polls are now closed in Ohio.
5, 2013

With nearly two-thirds of the vote counted Columbus School District voters are saying an unqualified no to higher property taxes and school leaders’ reform plans.

Absentee Voting Begins In Ohio For Fall Election

Ohioans can begin to cast their absentee ballots for the November election.
October 1, 2013

Ohio voters can begin casting absentee ballots for November’s election.

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.

Special Elections In 23 Ohio Counties; Most School Issues

Voters in about a third of Ohio's counties are casting a ballot, most of the special elections involve school issues.
6, 2013

Voters in about a third of Ohio’s counties have special elections on the ballot. The Ohio Secretary of State office says there are about 28 issues total across 23 counties Tuesday. Of those, 19 are school issues.