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Barbara Kaplan (right) and Jamie Bullock made calls to voters as part of the Ohio Democratic Party's 'Fight the Purge' event.
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Ohio’s voter purging policy had Democrats working the phones over the weekend. The directive to clear out registrations deemed dormant prompted a lawsuit against then-Secretary of State Jon Husted which went to the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

The House on Friday approved a sweeping measure that would, among many others things, expand voters' access to the polls. But Senate Republican leaders say that chamber will not take up the bill, calling it a power grab.

voting booths
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Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose is warning voters to be vigilant when they come across information regarding politics and government on social media, he says misinformation remains a top priority in the fight against elections meddling.

Flyers for Issue 1, the successful 2018 ballot issue that created a new redistricting process.
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The state of Ohio and voting rights groups face off Monday in a Cincinnati courtroom to determine the fate of the 2020 political map.

Nina Turner speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016. (photo slightly cropped. Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown ask former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner why Democrats should support Bernie Sanders over other progressive candidates.

Ohio Secretary Of State Backs Election Cybersecurity Bill

Feb 26, 2019
Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio's new elections chief is ready to voice his support for a bill he says aims to better protect the battleground state's election systems from cyberattacks.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio’s top elections official, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, says giving workers a day off for Election Day is an interesting idea, but he’s not convinced it’s the one and only solution.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
John Minchillo / Associated Press

For the first time, the Secretary of State will send voter registration forms to hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who were removed from the voting rolls for not voting or updating their addresses with county boards of elections.

While it’s not expected many will be filled out and returned, one voting rights group says it’s a positive move.

Voters Purged From Rolls Will Have New Chance To Register

Feb 12, 2019
Ohio Sec. of State Frank LaRose is implementing a new voter registration form for Ohioans who are about to be removed from the rolls.
Ohio Senate

Secretary of State Frank LaRose says he is reaching out to Ohioans who were recently purged from Ohio's voting rolls.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Ohio Senate

Some environmental advocates have sued Ohio's secretary of state and several county boards of elections over what the lawsuit calls unconstitutional tactics preventing certain ballot initiatives from going before voters.

Inauguration Day is here. Mike DeWine will be sworn in Monday as Ohio's 70th governor. Watch the ceremonies live, courtesy of the Ohio Channel.

Frank LaRose was sworn-in as Ohio’s 51st Secretary of State over the weekend before a crowd of friends, colleagues and politicians from both sides of the aisle.

Lieutenant governor-elect Jon Husted and governor-elect Mike DeWine celebrate at the Ohio Republican Party event, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

The swearing-in of Ohio's next state treasurer kicks off a long weekend of inaugural events for new statewide officeholders.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Ohio Senate

Frank LaRose will be sworn in Saturday as Ohio's next Secretary of State. The job has a number of responsibilities, but the one getting the most attention in recent years has been the secretary’s role in Ohio elections. 

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose.
Ohio Senate

Ohio's next elections chief says he believes heightened, inaccurate rhetoric by candidates, parties and journalists about flaws in the U.S. election system is undermining voter confidence, so he's working to reduce such language.

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