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The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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Tuesday was the first day of early voting for the May primary, which means Monday was the last day to register to vote. Even though turnout in off-year primaries is especially low, some people may find they've been eliminated from the voter rolls.

Human error was to blame for thousands of Miami County votes going uncounted during last fall’s midterm elections, an investigation by the Ohio Secretary of State's office has revealed. State officials say they'll closely monitor the county's Board of Elections this election season.

The state's investigation found more than 6,000 early votes went uncounted last fall because board staff members shut down voting machines improperly.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio’s top elections official says it’s time for a change to the stickers that are handed out at early vote centers and at the polls on election day. Secretary of State Frank LaRose wants people who in most cases can’t yet vote to play a role in designing them.

Flyers for Issue 1, the successful 2018 ballot issue that created a new redistricting process.
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Attorneys for Ohio Republican officials will call witnesses this week to defend the state's congressional map.

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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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