Jon Husted | WOSU Radio

Jon Husted

Ohio's elections chief has identified an additional 385 non-citizens who are registered to vote in the presidential battleground state, including 82 who cast ballots in at least one election.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Ohio Public Radio

The new year will bring online voter registration to Ohio's voters. 

Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted describes that new online voter registration, which launches on January 1, as convenient, secure and cost efficient. 

Concerns about the possible hacking of voting systems on Election Day are growing. 46 states have asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help make sure their systems are protected from disruptions on Tuesday. And some states, like Ohio, are taking steps on their own.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, says his state worked with "all available public and private cyber security experts" to test Ohio's voting systems, including a newly-created cybersecurity unit at the state's National Guard.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
Ohio Public Radio

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been talking a lot lately about voter fraud and the possibility of a rigged election. This is what the Republican who is in charge of Ohio’s voting system thinks about his party’s standard bearer’s assertions.

Voting booths / Flickr

Ohioans face a Tuesday deadline to register to vote in next month's presidential election.

prescription drugs and money

The backers of a proposal to limit the amount the state pays for drugs for Medicaid, prisons and other state programs have won their fight to bring the plan to next year’s ballot.

Ohio’s Secretary of State is pushing Congress to pass a law that limits the federal government’s role in elections.

Ohio's absentee ballot request form
Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Nearly 806,000 Ohioans have asked for an absentee ballot ahead of the November presidential election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted was joined at the announcement on efforts to recruit poll workers by local government and business leaders Credit

An effort to recruit poll workers is underway throughout the state.

Ohio's absentee ballot request form
Ohio Secretary of State's Office

State officials say more than 524,000 absentee ballots have been requested in Ohio this year - an increase of 40,000 compared to the same period during the 2012 presidential election.

A Democratic critic of the Republican Secretary of State says he’s ignoring thousands of Ohio voters by not including them in the batch of 7 million absentee ballot applications he sent out last week.

Federal Appeals Court Set To Hear Arguments On Key Ohio Voting Laws

Aug 4, 2016
Ohio I Voted Sticker
Nick Houser / WOSU

A fight over Ohio’s voting laws will take place Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in Cincinnati. At issue is whether those new laws, which outline various rules for early and in person voting, are constitutional or whether they disenfranchise low income and minority Ohioans.

U.S. Supreme Court
Flickr / Creative Commons

Ohio Libertarians are turning to the U.S. Supreme Court in a long-running dispute over the party's access to the ballot.

Soon, Ohioans will be allowed to register to vote online instead of just the old paper application. But some lawmakers are still skeptical about the plans. 

A state lawmaker wants to change the way votes are counted in elections, saying her bill could save more than tens of thousands of ballots from being thrown out.