Jon Husted

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
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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
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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
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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. 

Voting booths
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The state's elections chief is appealing a federal judge's order that required polls in four southwest Ohio counties to stay open for an extra hour during last month's presidential primary.

National Elections Expert Offers Suggestions For Ohio

Mar 29, 2016
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A national author who has compared voting opportunities and limitations in different states throughout the nation says Ohio has room for improvement.

Tuesday Is Deadline For Ohioans To Register For March Primary

Feb 16, 2016
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Ohioans have until the end of the day Tuesday to register to vote in the state’s primary. 

Executive Officeholders Cagey About Plans For 2018 Election

Feb 12, 2016

It’s not often that the four Republican executive officeholders are together in one room – especially when all of them are expected to run for other offices when their terms end in 2018.

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Elections officials are starting to send Ohio military and overseas voters their absentee ballots for the swing state's March 15 presidential primary.

Christian Alliance Continues Opposition To Online Voter Registration

Jan 26, 2016

An Ohio House committee meets Tuesday to discuss a bill to let Ohioans register to vote online. The Ohio Christian Alliance’s is urging House members to reject the Senate-passed bill.

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