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The state is still counting up how many of 235,000 voter registrations identified as inactive were removed by county boards of elections starting September 6. But Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he wants to continue to work with voter rights groups who had concerns that active voters might also be removed.

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, speaks during a campaign event at Price Hill Chili, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Cincinnati.
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Ohio’s Secretary of State is changing rules for the way political candidates designate their campaign treasurers on forms filed with his office, following an incident with the campaign of Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio).

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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As many as 200,000 registrations may have been removed from the rolls by county boards of elections starting on Friday.

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The Ohio Secretary of State is in the process of removing more than 200,000 voter registrations from the rolls, although he's making some last-minute exceptions to the purge.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted Friday by local boards of elections.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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A federal court has ruled Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose can remove more than 200,000 voters from the rolls Friday as planned. The Ohio Democratic Party had asked the court to block it, saying thousands of voters could be improperly removed.

Secretary LaRose (right) showing a resident the new machine at National Church Residences in Columbus.
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Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says it’s up to the courts whether the state can enforce its deadline to clean up the voter rolls.

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With the ink barely dry on a new settlement between the ACLU of Ohio and the Secretary of State's office, the Ohio Democratic Party is filing its own lawsuit over state’s voter removal process.

The early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown talk about the ongoing battle over how Ohio maintains its voter rolls. Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, joins the show.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Ohio voters purged from the rolls will be allowed to cast provisional ballots in elections through 2022, following an agreement between the ACLU of Ohio and the Secretary of State's Office.

Ohio I Voted Stickers
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Last week, voting rights activists said about 4,000 voters were wrongly placed on a list of 235,000 registrations provided by counties that were set to be removed or “purged” from the rolls next month. Ohio’s top election official says that’s not true, and in fact more people are now active voters. 

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The Ohio Democratic Party is calling for a halt to the Secretary of State’s pruning of the voter rolls. The party wants an investigation into the process after mistakes in Franklin County where 1,251 voters were incorrectly flagged for removal.

Over 235,000 Ohioans Could Be Purged From Voter Rolls

Jul 30, 2019
Secretary LaRose (right) showing a resident the new machine at National Church Residences in Columbus.
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County boards of elections have mailed last-chance notices to more than 235,000 Ohioans who could be purged from state voter rolls.

Secretary LaRose (right) showing a resident the new machine at National Church Residences in Columbus.
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Ohio's elections chief ordered county boards of elections on Tuesday to undergo a host of security upgrades that he says will guard against cyberattacks and other threats ahead of the 2020 election.

In this April 11, 2019 file photo, David Niven, a professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati holds a map displaying the wide disparity of Ohio congressional district office locations,
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“Redistricting, which is the most fun anyone can ever have in politics and not go to prison.”

Those are the words of state Sen. Jeff Jacobson (R-Vandalia), who joked about the challenge of drawing maps for Ohio’s Congressional districts in his farewell speech to Statehouse colleagues in December 2008.

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