All Voting Is Local

A voter fills out his ballot, taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio.
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Voting rights group All Voting Is Local says 1.5 million Ohioans have requested absentee ballots so far this year – about half the number who voted in the last presidential primary four years ago.

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Ohio’s Secretary of State says 354 people who are not U.S. citizens registered to vote or cast ballots in 2018. All those people could potentially face state charges. 

Voters fill out their ballots at the Hamilton County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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Secretary of State Frank LaRose says 182,858 voter registrations were removed from the rolls in Ohio’s latest voter purge.

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Last week, voting rights activists said about 4,000 voters were wrongly placed on a list of 235,000 registrations provided by counties that were set to be removed or “purged” from the rolls next month. Ohio’s top election official says that’s not true, and in fact more people are now active voters. 

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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More than 235,000 Ohio voters are on a list to be removed from the voter rolls in a little over two weeks.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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The voting rights group All Voting Is Local released a report this week showing that Franklin County has the most provisional ballots in the state.

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A judge has granted a temporary restraining order that allows Ohioans who are in a Dayton jail to cast ballots in this election.

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Nearly a quarter of all Ohio adults have some type of disability, and voting can be a difficult process for some of them. But there are things that are being done to make it easier for Ohioans with disabilities to cast ballots.

Franklin County Board of Elections director David Payne talks to a voter on Saturday, the day after the county set an all-time in-person early voting record of more than 6,800 voters.
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Voting rights groups scurried throughout Ohio to meet the deadline for voter registration, and one reached out to possible voters in unusual ways.

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A coalition of voting rights groups says reforms are needed to the state’s election process to encourage voting and eliminate problems that keep voters from being able to cast ballots.

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Voting rights groups say they are getting reports of misinformation and misleading text messages.