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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose addressing county elections officials on Dec. 6, 2019.
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Secretary of State Frank LaRose is pushing county elections officials to complete a series of security preparations for the 2020 election.

voting booths
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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. 

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose marks National Registration Day at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.
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Ohio’s Secretary of State says a recent attempt by a computer in Panama to insert code into his office’s website was unsuccessful. But state leaders say this incident underscores why a comprehensive election security plan must be put in place soon.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s spokesperson says there was what they call an "unsophisticated and unsuccessful" attempt to insert code to the office's website on election day earlier this month.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
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The country is less than a year away from the 2020 presidential election, and concerns about Russian interference in the 2016 election persists. Have Ohio and other states done everything they need to ensure that the vote next time will be safe and secure?

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has become the first 2020 presidential candidate to register for Ohio’s March primary.

The Ohio National Guard Cyber Mission Assurance Team (CMAT) conducts network assessments during exercise week of Cyber Shield 19, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on April 16, 2019.
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Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill aimed at enhancing Ohio's resilience to cyberattacks, including those aimed at its election systems.

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.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
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Ohio’s Secretary of State says he will release the list of registrations removed from voting rolls this month to various voter groups so they can re-register people by the October 7 deadline. After that, Frank LaRose says he might check past voter removal lists for errors. 

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at the Board Of Elections on Sept. 24, 2019.
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An effort to circulate petitions to repeal Ohio’s nuclear bailout law known has brought out a high-profile opposition campaign with ads and mailers.

Secretary of State Frank LaRose (right) flanked by Franklin County Board of Elections Director Edward Leonard.
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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose offered a peek behind the curtain of elections officials’ efforts to conduct a smooth and secure election. 

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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State election officials are reviewing about 1,000 more Ohio voter registrations that were flagged for cancellation during a recent purge to assure they weren't improperly deleted.

The state is still counting up how many of 235,000 voter registrations identified as inactive were removed by county boards of elections starting September 6. But Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he wants to continue to work with voter rights groups who had concerns that active voters might also be removed.

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, speaks during a campaign event at Price Hill Chili, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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Ohio’s Secretary of State is changing rules for the way political candidates designate their campaign treasurers on forms filed with his office, following an incident with the campaign of Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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As many as 200,000 registrations may have been removed from the rolls by county boards of elections starting on Friday.

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