Ohio Democratic Party

A bowl of stickers for those taking advantage of early voting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio.
Gene Puskar / Associated Press

With just two weeks before voters start casting ballots in Ohio, there are four different lawsuits pending over the state's voting process. They range from the way absentee ballot requests can be made to how mail-in ballots can be returned to boards of elections.

Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor delivered her State of the Judiciary at the Hilton at Easton on September 12, 2019.

The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is condemning a statement from the Ohio Republican Party accusing a Franklin County judge of colluding with Democrats on the issue of ballot drop boxes.

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, right, overseeing the Election Night Reporting Center in Columbus, Ohio, watches early returns in the Ohio primary election from the Election Night Command Center, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has appealed a Franklin County judge's ruling that the state could and should allow more ballot drop boxes during the upcoming election.

The secure ballot drop box at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Road.
Darrin McDonald / WOSU

A Franklin County court has ruled against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, finding that county election boards are allowed to install more than one ballot drop box during the upcoming election.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

This is the first of two-part series on Ohio's absentee voting system. Read part two here.

Ohio voters who want to mail in their ballots might be wary when they learn about recent changes made by the U.S. Postal Service, or when they read President Trump’s Twitter feed. But Ohio’s election system has some checks and balances that protect mail-in voters.

Joe Biden at a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, on March 10, 2020.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Labor Day usually marks the point when presidential candidates ramp up their campaigning, but neither  President Trump nor Joe Biden have finalized their itineraries for in-person events. Trump has already come to Ohio a few times this summer, while Biden hasn't been campaigning much in person anywhere.

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

After weeks of pressuring the state, the Ohio Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to allow local boards of elections to install more secure ballot drop boxes.

Goodyear Eagle tires are shown during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020.
Paul Sancya / AP

Ohio Democrats held a rally in Akron to support Goodyear and its thousands of employees in the state. Lawmakers say President Donald Trump's call to boycott Goodyear tires is an attack on the entire Northeast Ohio community. 

Jim O'Bryan drops off his election ballot in the drop box at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

Voting rights groups say they fear the possible consolidation of polling places this November, due to the ongoing pandemic, will lead to long lines like the ones Ohioans experienced in 2004. 

Ohio Democrats are hosting a series of roundtables for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign this week, as President Donald Trump prepares a fundraising visit to the state.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Portage County Commissioner Kathleen Clyde and other Democratic officials will lead the events, sharing the Biden campaign’s proposals for recovering from the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the campaign.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Columbus on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
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A little over two weeks before the Democratic National Convention meets mostly virtually, Ohio Democrats held their own virtual convention this weekend and heard presentations from the party’s likely nominee and the woman who may be his running mate.

A sign is taped to a door leading into a polling location at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Lyndhurst, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

The Ohio Democratic Party has dropped its lawsuit over the postponed primary Election Day, which was called off due to the coronavirus.

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.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The decision to postpone Ohio's primary has stirred up legal challenges, including a state supreme court lawsuit filed by the Ohio Democratic Party. Leaders there say this is actually a preemptive strike to protect the extended primary.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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The Iowa Democratic Caucus failed to produce results on Monday night due to what state party officials cited as "inconsistencies with the reports." As Ohio prepares for its primary in March, the state's top elections official is assuring people that Ohio's system is set up to avoid this type of problem.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

It was a freezing cold day in Clintonville on Dec. 17, 2019, the evening before the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump. Some 200 people gathered, chanting and waving signs, many of which were homemade.